Match Preview: Southend United v Weymouth – Monday 2nd May 2022 – 15:00
It’s Bank Holiday football for the Terras this afternoon as Weymouth take on Southend United at Roots Hall.
A disappointing result for the Terras on Saturday as David Oldfield’s side slipped to another defeat, this time at the hands of Solihull Moors. Weymouth will look to improve both defensively and offensively to try and create chances for the forward line, whilst also cutting out regular defensive errors to try and take the game to a much-improved Southend side since the start of the season. It will be an uphill battle however for Weymouth, with the club only recording two away wins all season and with sixteen defeats from twenty away games. But, with only three matches remaining of the Terras’ National League season, there is hope amongst the team that the players can put on some good performances for the fans who have been supporting the club through thick and thin through the entirety of this challenging league campaign.
David Oldfield speaking after Saturday’s game on the prospect of facing Southend today:
“I’d love to build on our attitude, manner and collectiveness as a team. I think the boys are a good bunch, can play and have lots of ability. It’s going to be a tough game again, but we need to face it with our heads held high and we will do so.”
TERRAS 2-4 SOLIHULL MOORS
TERRAS 1-6 WREXHAM
NOTTS COUNTY 3-1 TERRAS
TERRAS 0-0 YEOVIL TOWN
MAIDENHEAD UNITED 2-0 TERRAS
TERRAS 0-0 GRIMSBY TOWN
Weymouth currently sit 22nd in the table with 24 points from 41 games
Despite a poor start to the season for Southend United, Kevin Maher’s side have worked their way up the table and are currently sitting in 12th. Whilst it might not have been the season they were hoping for, following their relegation from the Football League last season, the Shrimpers are looking to finish on a high and they will aim to continue their good form this afternoon. Recent victories over some of the league’s stronger sides such as Halifax and Boreham Wood demonstrate how Southend are very competitive and how much of a challenge this game will prove to be for Weymouth. With just one defeat in their last four games, the Shrimpers head into this game in decent form and are aiming to grab three points as they look to end this season as strong as possible.
Player To Watch: Sam Dalby
With nine goals this season for the Shrimpers, Dalby will look to end his recent goalless drought today, as he aims to complete the season as the club’s top scorer for this campaign. He will certainly be one of the key dangermen in attack for Southend and could prove to be a handful for the Weymouth back line to deal with.
WREXHAM 1-0 SOUTHEND UNITED
SOUTHEND UNITED 1-0 BOREHAM WOOD
SOUTHEND UNITED 1-0 FC HALIFAX TOWN
BARNET 1-3 SOUTHEND UNITED
SOUTHEND UNITED 0-1 WEALDSTONE
STOCKPORT COUNTY 5-0 SOUTHEND UNITED
Southend United currently sit 12th in the league with 56 points from 42 games.
@TerraStatman’s Facts of the Match
“This is our fourth competitive game against the Essex outfit, the first two being FA Cup games in 1955 (0-1 loss at home) then in 1970 (a 0-7 humiliation away!).
Unusually, we have three players across the two squads who have played for both teams today. For Weymouth: Tyler Cordner & Brandon Goodship and for Southend Shaun Hobson. Going back in time, Weymouth 60’s legend Ron Fogg is a name who may also be familiar to the more senior Shimpers fans.
Before our 1-0 loss to Southend in January we were unbeaten in eight games v Essex sides, the run starting with the 2-2 friendly draw v Southend in 2019.”