FA PREMIER CUP FIXTURE VS TAUNTON TOWN: MATCH PREVIEW

The second round of the Somerset Cup comes around this Tuesday, with an in-form Weston travelling to an in-form Taunton Town side in a repeat of last season’s final, played at Bridgwater’s Viridor Stadium.
Weston reached this stage of the competition courtesy of a 3 – 0 win at home to Brislington last month, with goals from Naby Diallo, Tristan Plummer and Irnti Rapai.

With three league wins from three league games this month, and an FA Trophy match on the horizon, manager Marc McGregor knows that his XI on Tuesday night are more than capable of progressing, “the good performances the players have been putting in must continue. We are looking to maintain the winning mentality within the club, and this fixture is no different. We have a few players with knocks so will be assessing them on the day ahead of the game.

Marc went on to add, “We are playing a good team, who are also on a good run of form, if we are not ‘on it’ on the night we will come unstuck.”

The Peacocks haven’t lost a game since 26th September 2017, when going down to a youthful and energetic Yate Town side 1-4 at the Viridor in the Evo-Stik League South. Weston’s opponents on Tuesday are currently top of the Evo-Stik League South, having only lost once in the league all season and are currently five ponts ahead of second place Bristol Manor Farm.
Last season, these two sides met in the Somerset Premier Cup Final, played at Bridgwater Town. Taunton raced into a 4-0 lead at half-time thanks to two goals from Owen Irish and Matt Buse. Weston’s best attempts to launch a comeback in the second half weren’t enough though, with goals from Jordan Morris and Jamie Laird only proving a mere consolation in Scott Bartlett’s final game in the Seagulls hotseat, with Taunton winning 4-2 to secure the silverware.

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