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PREVIEW: Notts County (H)

by: theterras

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Preview: Ted Slocombe

Back to back victories including seven goals will give Brian Stock’s Terras confidence heading into a mighty clash with one of the league’s giants and the oldest Football League club in Notts County at the Bob Lucas Stadium this Saturday.

THE TERRAS

Two victories and two defeats in the opening four league matches for The Terras finds them sat in 12th position in the National League following back to back victories against Maidenhead United and Solihull Moors. This followed a tough opening two fixtures in which Brian Stock’s refreshed Terras side was beginning to take shape. There is a sense now that Weymouth can kick on and look for continued consistency if The Terras want to be a sustained force in this league. Using the bounce from the previous games, Weymouth will be looking to create a memorable occasion as they look to avenge last season’s double defeat to The Magpies.

Player To Watch: Bradley Ash

Bradley Ash’s double against Solihull Moors opened his account for the season for The Terras. His pace in behind the defence caused lots of problems for Solihull Moors and it could open up an area of opportunity against Notts County this weekend as he looks to add to his goal tally, and create opportunities for his fellow teammates along the forward line.

THE MAGPIES

Notts County have begun their third consecutive season in the National League in good fashion with an unbeaten start with two wins and two draws from their opening four games. Last season, The Magpies finished in 5th position but were beaten 4-2 by Torquay in the playoffs, condemning them to another season of non-league football. They began this season in dramatic fashion beating Barnet 5-0 at The Hive followed by two draws against Torquay and Wrexham before defeating Aldershot Town last weekend by three goals to two. The results mean that Notts County sit fourth in the table, two points off the leaders.

Player To Watch: Kyle Wootton

With four goals from the opening four games, Kyle Wootton has scored in every game so far for The Magpies. Proving to be one of the main dangermen in attack, Wootton scored fifteen goals in the league last season plus a further two in the game against Torquay in the playoffs. The 24-year-old marksman, who scored against Weymouth last season won’t want to halt his scoring streak and will eye continuing his imperious form in the league this Saturday.

Final word

A great occasion to witness this Saturday with a large crowd expected at The Bob Lucas Stadium from both home and away fans, as Weymouth look to make it three wins in a row and continue to score goals to give the team further confidence. However, that is easier said than done, with Notts County currently unbeaten and looking to get themselves to the summit of the league table, the feeling is that The Terras will need to be at their best to break down The Magpies on Saturday.

Supporter Information:

Away fans: Burger van and refreshments near the Away Bar next to the Floodlight in the corner nearest the main stand and there is a drinks/snacks shop located at the back/centre of the Away Stand.

The Away Bar open for those who want a beer. No alcohol can be consumed on the terraces.

AWAY FANS GROUND ENTRY VIA TURNSTILES 5 and 6 in the Car Park End. SEATED AWAY FANS please use Gate 3.

Home fans: We opened the new drink/snack in the Babs Stand for the last home game and we have the burger/refreshments next to the groundskeeper hut. For the Notts County game we are opening an additional burger/refreshments outlet at the left hand end of the Babs Stand.

HOME FANS ENTER VIA TURNSTILES 1, 2 and 3 with Tickets and TURNSTILE 4 for SEASON TICKETS.

DISABLED AND CARERS ENTRY VIA GATE NEXT TO TICKET OFFICE

A reminder to please buy your tickets online before you arrive at the Bob Lucas Stadium. You can do so via our online ticket website here.

We are expecting a very large crowd so try to set off 20-30minutes earlier than normal so we can get everyone in for 3pm KO.

*Turnstiles will open at 1.30pm so plenty of time to gain entry.