Tomorrow afternoon, the Seagulls take to the field for their first home game under Mark McKeever’s caretaker stewardship as Welling United are the visitors.
After last Saturday’s thrilling 2-2 draw away at Chelmsford City, in which Weston were 2-0 down at half-time but came back to draw 2-2 despite playing the last half hour with ten men, the Seagulls will be looking to go one better and shock another of the sides at the top end of the table. Centre-back Tom Harrison is suspended for tomorrow’s game after being sent off in the draw against Chelmsford last weekend.
Welling are currently fourth in the National League South but are currently on a six-match unbeaten run, having won four and drawn two out of their last six league games. Away from home, Welling have the tenth best record in the league, but have only gained five more points on the road than the Seagulls have.
Last time these two sides met was back in November, in a 3-1 victory for the Wings. David Ijaha broke the deadlock early on with a corker from 25 yards, and Tom Llewellyn equalised for the Seagulls after lofting a shot in from 30 yards over the heads of two recovering defenders on the line. Matt Paterson put the Wings back in front with a chipped effort, and into second half injury time Nassim L’Ghoul put the icing on the cake by finishing off a Wings counter.
The game kicks off at the Optima Stadium on Saturday 23rd March, 15:00 kickoff. Tickets for the game are as follows: £12 adults, £8 concessions, £3 U16s, U8s go free. Family tickets cost £20 (2 adults and 2 children).