This Saturday, Oxford City are the visitors to the Woodspring Stadium as Weston’s performances continue to get better, but the results are yet to appear at the end of the 90 minutes.
Weston still only have one point from their opening five matches, and having lost a lead in two games recently, head coach Marc McGregor will be hopeful that the better performances will start to wield the results. Jamie Lucas could be in line for a start after being an unused sub away at Billericay last weekend, while Aaron Parsons will hopefully have recovered from his foot injury occurred at Slough Town, with Jake Lee’s consecutive 56 game run in the Weston side (either as a starter or as a substitute) now over due to suspension.
Oxford City have started the season off in mixed form, an opening day draw with Eastbourne and two losses following. However, in the past two games, Oxford have turned their early-season form around, winning twice (a 1 – 0 win over Torquay United and a 2 – 1 win over St Albans City). Oxford welcome Ben Jefford and Luke Ruddick back to the side following suspension, while Abraham Eze is likely to miss the game with a dislocated shoulder.
Last time the Seagulls met with Oxford, the home side triumphed at the Woodspring last April. Gethyn Hill scored a penalty early on, before Rob Sinclair and Kavan Cotter put the visitors ahead inside the opening half hour. Hill scored a fortuitous second, Jarrad Welch’s shot bouncing in off the back of his leg just before half-time. Just minutes into the second half, Parsons headed in at the back post from Naby Diallo’s cross, before Hill sealed his hat-trick by confidently chipping the ball over the keeper from inside the area after Welch’s through ball to seal a 4 – 2 win.
Kick off time is 15:00 on Saturday 25th August at the Woodspring Stadium, BS24 9AA. Ticket prices for the game are: £12 adult, £8 concessions (60+, Student ID, Armed Forces ID, NHS ID), U16s £3 (accompanied by an adult), U8s free (accompanied by an adult) and £20 for a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children).