Match Preview: Wrexham v Weymouth – Saturday 11th December 2021 – 17:20
It is an evening kick off this Saturday for Brian Stock’s side as Weymouth travel to North Wales to take on Wrexham in the Vanarama National League, live on BT Sport.
Weymouth fell to a slim 2-1 defeat last weekend as Torquay United were the visitors to the Bob Lucas Stadium. Joe Cameron Lewis put Torquay ahead, but Weymouth’s equaliser came just four minutes later through Brandon Goodship. But Torquay took all three points as substitute Sinclair Armstrong found the net shortly after Goodship’s equaliser. A tough test awaits the Terras in North Wales on Saturday, but it’s certainly another opportunity in a challenging league to pick up points to take back to Dorset, in front of likely a bumper crowd and the BT Sport cameras at the Racecourse Ground.
Brian Stock on Wrexham: “They’ve invested heavily into their squad, they’ve spent very wisely by bringing in proven players from the higher leagues. Wrexham are a very good outfit right the way through the team, very resolute, tough to break down with threat at the other end of the pitch with Mullin, Ponticelli and Hyde.
On what he expects from the game: “It’s going to be a tough game, but there’s no better stage to want and try to perform than being on TV on BT Sport. It’s an exciting challenge and one that we’re very much looking forward to.”
On this week’s preparations: “We’ve had a good training week, we’re going into the game fully prepared on their strengths and how we want to exploit them. We want to build on one or two positives that we took out from our previous fixture against Torquay.”
On team news: “Ben Thomson is unfortunately unavailable this weekend, apart from him, we’ve got a fully fit squad to choose from.”
Player To Watch: Leon Davies
A first start and a first assist for Leon Davies against Torquay who worked hard in his first appearance for the club. Leon will be full of confidence heading into Saturday that he can provide some of the quality he showed against Torquay with his service for the attack but also his hard work in defence.
TERRAS 1-2 TORQUAY UNITED
TERRAS 2-3 WOKING
TERRAS 1-4 ALTRINCHAM
CHESTERFIELD 4-0 TERRAS
TERRAS 1-0 KING’S LYNN TOWN
ALDERSHOT 0-2 TERRAS
Weymouth currently sit 21st in the National League with 15 points from 18 games.
THE RED DRAGONS
After a steady start to the season, Wrexham have rose sharply up the table and currently sit in the National League play offs spot in 4th. After missing out narrowly on a playoff spot last season, Wrexham have their eyes on reaching the Football League this season and will look at Saturday’s game as an opportunity to not only get back to winning ways at home but sustain their momentum in the top half of the table. Wrexham have only one defeat in their previous six games and that came in their previous home game against Yeovil Town as the ten-man Red Dragons lost 2-0. Notable recent wins included a 6-2 away thrashing of King’s Lynn Town and a 2-0 win over Bromley.
Player To Watch: Paul Mullin
A prolific striker and last season’s League Two top scorer and Player of the Season for Cambridge United, Paul Mullin, who signed for Wrexham in the summer, will be eyeing to increase his current league goal tally of ten league goals for the Red Dragons this weekend. He will undoubtedly be someone the Terras defence will have to keep a close watch of at the Racecourse Ground, as Wrexham look to record back-to-back wins.
DOVER ATHLETIC 0-1 WREXHAM
WREXHAM 0-2 YEOVIL TOWN
WREXHAM 2-0 BROMLEY
FC HALIFAX TOWN 1-2 WREXHAM
WREXHAM 0-0 WEALDSTONE
KING’S LYNN TOWN 2-6 WREXHAM
Wrexham currently sit 4th in the National League with 33 points from 19 games.
HEAD TO HEAD
Last season, it was a close affair between The Terras and The Red Dragons at the Bob Lucas Stadium in December 2020. Weymouth had gone 2-0 up at half time thanks to skipper Josh McQuoid and Jake McCarthy, but Wrexham scored three in the final 17 minutes plus added time of the game. A double from Theo Vassell and another from Reece Hall-Johnson in stoppage time, after Weymouth were reduced to ten men as Shamir Mullings was sent off, to snatch all three points. In the reverse fixture at The Racecourse Ground in March 2021, Wrexham were 2-0 winners on the day with goals from Theo Vassell and Jordan Ponticelli.
No tickets are available on the day at Wrexham or online.
For those wishing to watch the game and are not able to travel, the Wessex Lounge at the Bob Lucas Stadium will be showing the game live! Doors open at 15:30.