Weston make the long trip down to the Sussex coast to face Eastbourne Borough, who currently reside in the mid-table wallow of the National League South.
The Seagulls are looking to return to winning ways in the league, having failed to win in their previous two games. Having seen their play-off run falter slightly, with their direct play-off rivals slipping up last Saturday on a day where Weston drew, the play-off race is now tighter than ever.
This season, the Sports have struggled in front of their own fans, having only won four out of 15 home league games so far, and losing seven at Priory Lane. Over the last 10 games, Eastbourne have struggled, sitting 18th in the form table and losing 50% of their past 10 National League South games.
“The team are looking to get back to winning ways and start a run that will see us through to the play off places at the end of the season. Pretty much my standard quote” said Rob Boyd, assistant coach, “but it is important. The lads are focused on where they want to finish, they all feel good and it is very much in touching distance.”
Last time these two sides met was on Remembrance Day at the Woodspring Stadium. A powerful Danny Greenslade header put the Seagulls ahead, before Gavin McCallum equalised just before half-time with a half-volley. Just past the hour mark, a four-goal blitz in ten minutes, with braces from Dayle Grubb and Gethyn Hill, settled the 5 – 1 contest to Marc McGregor’s outfit.