On Saturday, the final day of the league season, Weston make the journey East to take on a Hemel Hempstead side currently residing midtable. Goalscoring winger Dayle Grubb travels aiming to hit 20 league goals in a season for the first time.
Following Saturday’s 2-0 win in the final home fixture against Eastbourne Borough, courtesy of goals from Jake Reid and Dayle Grubb, the Seagulls sit 15th in the league table. This being the highest position they can finish in the league, a respectable placing considering their position and form in the earlier stages of the season.
Scott Bartlett commented ahead of the fixture, “We travel to Hemel on Saturday looking to finish our league games with a positive result. It’s great news that for this fixture we have filled a supporters coach. There is a real buzz around the club at the moment, which is a complement to everybody involved.”
Hemel Hempstead currently sit 11th in the league, but after losing their top scorer Jake Robinson to high-spenders Billericay Town for £24,000, Billericay’s record spend, Hemel find themselves sitting 13th in the form table with five points from their last four games, compared to Weston’s nine points from the same time period.
These two teams have become known for their goal-crazy encounters over the past couple of years, with 18 goals coming in their last two meetings. Last time Weston made the trip to Vauxhall Road was in January 2016, where Weston turned around a 3-0 deficit after the first 20 minutes, only to score an equaliser in the 90th minute to end in a 5-5 draw. Goals that day came from Dayle Grubb, Scott Wilson and Tristan Plummer.