Weston return to Southern League Premier South action as they take on Chesham United at the Optima Stadium this Tuesday, 18th October. The game kicks-off at 7:45pm.
This game is the first of six consecutive home games, five of which are in the league, and Weston will be looking to put Saturday’s defeat at Barnet behind them.
Chesham are currently fourth in the table, two places behind Weston, but will be looking to get back to winning ways after drawing 1-1 at Winchester City on Saturday. Karl Oliyide, a regular scorer for The Generals, was on the scoresheet again but Winchester fought back to share the spoils.
Weston and Chesham faced each other twice last season. Last October, Weston won by three goals to one at The Optima thanks to Lloyd Humphries’ brace and a close-range finish from Prince Henry. In that game, Max Harris made his debut for The Seagulls.
Harris proved to be the hero in the 1-1 draw at The Meadow in March, as he saved a penalty from the prolific Brad Clayton. Elis Watts had given Weston an early lead that night before both sides settled for the draw.
Those positive results in the head-to-head fixtures proved to be pivotal in ensuring Weston finished higher than Chesham and were thus able to qualify for the promotion play-offs.
As both sides had such strong seasons last year, it’s no surprise to see the two clubs so high up in this season’s early league table. With this in mind, it promises to be another exciting clash between two very good sides.
KEY MATCHDAY INFORMATION:
Adult – £12
Concession – (60+, Student with ID, Armed Forces with ID, NHS with ID) £8
Under 16 (accompanied by an adult) – £3.50
Under 8 (accompanied by an adult) – free
Family – £22.50 (valid for two adults & two under 16s)
Pay on the turnstiles only.
We will be operating two turnstiles (Turnstiles 1 & 2) at our main turnstile block next to the club shop, and an additional turnstile on the other side of the ground by our 3G facility (Turnstile 3).
Turnstile 1 and Turnstile 2 will operate on a card only basis, Turnstile 3 is cash only and Academy players.
It helps with congestion and access to the ground if you queue at the correct turnstile.
WESTON-SUPER-MARE AFC WALKING FOOTBALL & JUNIOR ACADEMY MEMBERS:
Please note the entrance for Walking Football members is via the relevant payment method turnstile and Academy members is via Turnstile 3 only.
Those eligible members will be admitted entrance as per your team agreement. Academy parents, you will need to be with the Academy member at the time of entering.
WESTON-SUPER-MARE AFC SEASON TICKET HOLDERS:
Your entrance using your Season Ticket Card will be via the players’ and officials’ entrance.
Our Supporters’ Car Park charges £2.00 to park on a match day. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept card payment for this. So please ensure you have £2.00 available to pay on arrival.
For Season Ticket holders, early arrival is recommended. Your car park is for your exclusive use, when full you will be given free parking in the Supporters’ Car Park where possible instead.
FACILITIES WITHIN GROUND:
Please note, our Sportsman Bar will close 90 minutes before kick-off, at which time the turnstiles will be open and access can be made into the ground.
Our Somerset Suite Bar, Kitchen and inside ground Joe’s Bar will all be open. Card payment can be made at all three locations.
Please note our full ground regulations are detailed on our website www.westonsmareafc.co.uk/ground-regulations/ all spectators are expected to adhere to these regulations during any game held at The Optima Stadium.
Failure to do so can result in expulsion from The Optima Stadium and its facilities with no refund issued.
The club shop within The Optima Stadium will be open for all Weston-super-Mare AFC first team games.
KITCHEN MENU AND PRICES:
HOT DOG £3.00
CHEESY CHIPS £3.00
CURRY SAUCE AND CHIPS £3.00
EXTRA BURGER £2.50
We look forward to welcoming you all to the Optima Stadium, and we hope that you enjoy the match.