Weston make the journey to Essex this weekend where they face league leaders Chelmsford, looking to build on their win from Tuesday evening.
On Tuesday evening, Weston got their second league win of the season with a crushing 5 – 1 win at home against strugglers Wealdstone, with braces from stand-in captain Dayle Grubb and Jake Reid, and Jake Lee putting the icing on the cake. The Seagulls will be looking for more of the same, in terms of performance, when they visit Chelmsford and Reid will surely be looking to get on the score-sheet at his former stomping ground.
“The team put in a great performance and displayed a great attitude in the week against Wealdstone,” said Marc McGregor ahead of the fixture, “everyone was disappointed after last weekends result and they needed the win in the week.
“We are still building, but even as we are I believe that we can beat any team in the league on our day, dare I say it even teams playing above. We have some great quality within our squad, I recognise that we need some additional experience and to maybe add a little depth and we will then be able to really kick on.
“We have three tough fixtures ahead of us, all away too, but we are all looking forward to the challenge, this is why we are here.”
Chelmsford’s early-season form has stalled in recent weeks, with their last two games ending in draws at home to Bognor Regis and away to Hampton & Richmond. However, with only one loss on their record, the Clarets sit on the top perch nine games in, with 20 points.
The last meeting between the teams was last December at the Woodspring Stadium, ending in a 0 – 0 draw. The game was most remembered for the debuts of Gethyn Hill, Jamie Chamberlain and Rollin Menayese, with the latter two having left the club and the former currently on loan at Hereford. The last time Weston visited the Chelmsford Sports Ground was last September, where they lost 1 – 0 thanks to a late Shamir Mullings goal inside the final ten minutes.