Match Preview: Maidenhead United v Weymouth – Friday 15th April 2022 – 15:00
It’s an away trip on Good Friday for the Terras as they travel east to face Maidenhead United at York Road in the Vanarama National League.
It was a good result at the weekend for the Terras as they held promotion chasing Grimsby Town to a 0-0 draw at the Bob Lucas Stadium. Manager David Oldfield praised the team’s defensive attributes and the nature of the performance against the Mariners at the weekend, but wants to see more clinical attacking play from his side as we approach the final games of the season. A team in which we have been victorious against early this season at the Bob Lucas Stadium, Maidenhead United proves a great opportunity to turn fortunes in the Terras’ favour following a good draw at the weekend.
The thoughts of manager David Oldfield ahead of the game:
“We have prepared well for the match. The lads have been in good spirits and worked hard in the times we get together. It’s another very big challenge for us against a club doing well and achieving. We must show the hard work to get the result we need. We look forward to the challenge!”
TERRAS 0-0 GRIMSBY TOWN
TORQUAY 3-0 TERRAS
WOKING 2-0 TERRAS
WEALDSTONE 3-2 TERRAS
ALTRINCHAM 5-0 TERRAS
TERRAS 0-2 FC HALIFAX TOWN
Weymouth currently sit 22nd in the table with 23 points from 36 games
Alan Devonshire’s Maidenhead United side currently sit 16th in the league and have put themselves in a position in which they should maintain their National League status for next season. Crucial wins against the likes of Boreham Wood, Bromley and Chesterfield in the last few months have given Maidenhead good ground away from the drop zone. They currently are unbeaten in their last two following a 1-0 win over Dover Athletic and a 0-0 draw against Wealdstone. Maidenhead United have had a relatively good record which they have W8 D4 and L7 at York Road this season and will look to use that advantage against the Terras tomorrow afternoon.
Player To Watch: Josh Kelly
The 23 year old striker has scored 14 league goals this season plus two goals in the FA Cup. Scoring two goals in his last three matches, Kelly will certainly be the man that the Magpies will look to, to score the goals to secure three points tomorrow afternoon for Maidenhead.
DOVER ATHLETIC 0-1 MAIDENHEAD UNITED
WEALDSTONE 0-0 MAIDENHEAD UNITED
SOLIHULL MOORS 3-1 MAIDENHEAD UNITED
MAIDENHEAD UNITED 1-2 BARNET
MAIDENHEAD UNITED 2-1 SOUTHEND UNITED
CHESTERFIELD 1-0 MAIDENHEAD UNITED
Maidenhead currently sit 16th in the league with 42 points from 38 games
@TerraStatman’s Facts of the Match
Weymouth do seem to have the rub of the green against the Berkshire outfit as in 10 encounters we have been the victors no less than seven times with just the two draws and the one loss in the Conference South in 2009. Three of our wins came last season when an FA Trophy victory was followed up by six points from the two league games.
Of the current squad McQuoid has two goals against the Magpies and Shields, Cordner and Murray all have one apiece. For our opponents tomorrow – earlier this season it was Josh Kelly who scored a consolation in our 3-1 win and he remains in the squad for the visitors. Last season, Sam Barratt scored once in the 2-1 league victory for the Terras at the BLS and could feature tomorrow afternoon.
Against Berkshire teams Weymouth are currently on an eight-game winning streak that also includes games against Hungerford and Slough, the latter being the last team to gain any success in a draw back in August 2019.
Good Friday games have overall not proved to be “eggs-cellent” for the Terras in recent times, as although we won the last game v Chesham in 2017, we have drawn one and lost five of the previous six.
Please note tickets are just £5 when bought online, you will be charged standard rate if you pay on the day at York Road tomorrow.