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Weston-super-Mare AFC v Ebbsfleet United FC
Seagulls (18th) v The Fleet (4th)
Saturday 8th October, 3pm Kick Off

The match

A reinvigorated Weston side will be hoping that their fortunes can change with new manager Scott Bartlett in charge. With the last result being a 7-0 thrashing of Shepton Mallet in the Somerset Premier Cup, confidence will be growing and the players will be keen to impress the new man.

High spending Ebbsfleet United haven’t really got off to the start they would have wanted in the league, with them sitting just out of the playoffs, despite being title favourites. However, Ebbsfleet beat Havant & Waterlooville last time out 7-0 in the FA Cup with six different scorers so any player can pose a threat to the Seagulls

Ones to watch

Within the Ebbsfleet United team there are many recognisable faces to Weston-super-Mare fans, Charlie Sherringham, who at Dartford scored many goals against the Seagulls. Danny Kedwell who 10 years ago was scoring goals for fun while playing for Welling. Bradley Budd, when playing for Farnborough and Havant & Waterlooville was seemingly a constant thorn in the Seagulls side, also the towering presence of Nathan Ashmore also of Havant, and played against the Seagulls last season in this fixture

Form guide

Seagulls – LLLLW
The Fleet – WWWWW

Last time the two teams met

FT: Seagulls 2 – 1 The Fleet

Weston Line up: Luke Purnell, Sekani Simpson, Ollie Barnes, Jacob Cane, Pat Keary, Clayton Fortune, Tristan (Gogglebox) Plummer, Kane Ingram, Scott Wilson, Dayle Grubb (c), Ben Withey

Goals: Dayle Grubb (55,66)
Subs: Joe McClennan, Ioannis Varouxakis, Jamie Edge, Danny Wring, Ntenis Gotzal.

Ebbsfleet Line up: Nathan Ashmore, Matt Fish, Bryan Van Der Bogaert, Stuart Lewis, Anthony Acheampong, Kenny Clark, Sam Deering Y (45), Jordan Parkes, Danny Kedwell (c), Y, Charlie Sheringham (45), John Paul Kissock (68),

Goals: Matt Gooden (77)
Subs: Matt Godden (68), Dean Rance, Sean Shields (45), Aaron McLean, Jon Miles (45)

Referee: Daniel Cook, Assistants: Martin Bloor & Lewis Sandoe

Attendance: 603


The Woodspring – Match-day pricing

Adults: £10
Concessions: £7
Under 16s: £2 (accompanied by an adult)
Under 8s: Free (accompanied by an adult)
Family ticket: £18 – Two adults + two under 16s

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