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PREVIEW: Maidenhead United (H)

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Preview: Ted Slocombe

A quick turnaround from Saturday’s away defeat to Grimsby, The Terras are back in action at the Bob Lucas Stadium as they face Maidenhead United this Bank Holiday Monday.

THE TERRAS

A tough start to the National League campaign for Brian Stock’s Terras with 2 defeats from the opening 2 games. Both games however were described by Stock as “night and day”, as the Grimsby defeat on Saturday demonstrated a much-improved side who could have easily taken points away from the game at Blundell Park. The performance will certainly give The Terras confidence that they can create chances with the home crowd behind them, as Weymouth search for the first win and goals of the season.

Player To Watch: Brandon Goodship

Against Grimsby, Goodship was very lively and managed to get some dangerous chances in front of goal. Despite them not hitting the back of the net, he, along with Sean Shields, came very close indeed to giving the travelling fans something to cheer about. Brandon will be hoping to take this good performance into the game on Monday, as The Terras look for goalscorers on the pitch to break duck for the season.

THE MAGPIES

Maidenhead go into the game with two wins from two, with victories over Halifax Town and Dover Athletic. The Magpies currently sit 3rd in the National League table, looking to improve on their 13th place finish last season. They have demonstrated in their opening games their ability to create chances and have a handful of goals to show for it. Their current form is a stark difference to the beginning of last season where the Magpies began with 3 defeats from 3 games, a stat that Weymouth themselves will hope to avoid on Monday.

Player To Watch: Sam Barratt

2 goals in 2 games in the league for winger Sam Barratt who is currently the man on form for The Magpies. He could be the man to cause The Terras’ defensive problems with his goals but also his chance creation from the flank, as Maidenhead look to continue their lightning form by gaining 3 victories from 3 games.

Head to Head

Weymouth did the double over Maidenhead last season in the league, plus an FA Trophy victory, with a 2-1 win at home and a 1-0 away victory in the league and a tight 3-2 win in the FA Trophy. Scorers from those games included Sean Shields, Calvin Brooks and captain Josh McQuoid who will look to add to their individual tallies against this opposition.

Final word

Two teams with polar opposite starts to the season face off at the Bob Lucas Stadium. For Maidenhead, it’s simple: continue their strong start to the season. As for The Terras, they’ll be hoping to take the positives from the defeat to Grimsby Town by attacking with confidence as they look to get truly underway in the league, with the aim to get a first victory on the board.

Supporter information:

Supporters are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance online to avoid queuing on matchday at the club ticket office.

Advanced Ticket Prices: Online Tickets

Adult: £16.00

Concession: £11.00

Carers: £0.50

16-19: £7.00

Under 16: £4.00

Under 7: £0.50

Matchday Ticket Office Prices:

Adult: £18.00

Concession: £13.00

16-19: £7.00

Under 16: £4.00

Under 7: £1

Fans Matchday admission guide and information

We are aware of the issues some of you had before our last home fixture and therefore have taken steps to improve the running of our admission system, we would like to offer the following advice for you on arrival.

Entry times and Turnstiles

  • Gates will open from 1:30pm as will the ticket office. The match will kick-off at 3:00pm.
  • Season ticket holders are to use Turnstile number 4.
  • Home fans will be able to gain entry via turnstiles 1,2 and 3.
  • Away fans will enter through turnstiles adjacent to gate 5.
  • Those requiring assisted entrance are to enter via gate number 3.
  • A table will be set up for bag checks if you have a bag please head to that checkpoint before going through to the turnstile, extra staff will be on hand to guide you.

Tickets

  • Tickets will need to be purchased via the ticket office, if you have pre-bought tickets please go straight to the turnstiles.
  • To buy advance tickets click here https://sales.weymouthfootballclub.co.uk/or follow the link through from our official club website.
  • If you can have your tickets ready for scanning on approach to the turnstile this will speed things up, if you are having trouble, we will have help available to assist you.
  • If purchasing tickets on the day we would advise arriving in plenty of time.
  • Cards and Cash will only be accepted at the ticket office.

Refreshments

  • Food will be available from the catering vans situated by the Groundsmen’s shed for home fans and at the away bar for away fans.
  • Bars will be open from 1:30 for drinks and snacks.
  • The Kiosk in the Babs stand will be open for soft drinks and some snacks.

We hope this helps and enhances your matchday experience.