SEAGULLS AIM TO AVENGE FA CUP DEFEAT AND GET BACK ON TRACK WITH PLAYOFF BID

This weekend, relegation-threatened Bognor Regis Town visit the Woodspring Stadium as time begins to run out for both sides in their repesective hopes, Weston’s target of reaching the playoffs and Bognor’s of surviving in the National League South for a second season.

Weston need to get back to winning ways if their hopes of a late dash for a playoff push are to be realised. With three losses on the bounce, and coming at the worst possible time for the Seagulls, who currently sit seven points off the Playoffs, with eight games remaining.

Marc McGregor spoke ahead of the fixture saying his team need to be more ruthless in fron of the goal. “The squad need to take their chances and push hard to get the ball in the net. We have a young team here at the Woodspring, they have a lot of energy and enthusiasm and have performed fantastically this season. They were all sat in the dressing room after Tuesday nights match reflecting on what they could have done differently. It is important however that they don’t dwell on the losses, but instead take on board the lessons from these games and turn them in to a positive. We, (myself, Bodie, Chopper and Killa), all believe that a top seven place is acheivable, we expect the lads to think the same, and to fight for that league place, and I know they will.”

Bognor Regis Town currently sit second from bottom in the league table, with a game in hand on teams above, but sit 13 points away from 19th placed Hungerford Town. With one league win in their past 15 games and just four league wins this season. Bognor’s chances to escape the drop zone are becoming increasingly slim with each passing game.

The last time these two sides met was back in September, in the FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round. Jake Reid put the Seagulls ahead, before an Aden Baldwin own goal and a Jake Mawford red card turned the tie in Bognor’s favour. In injury time of the second half, James Crane nodded the home side in front to knock Weston out the FA Cup.

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