Tonnight’s match is definitely ON and see’s Weston take to the field for their first home league game of 2018, in what could be one of the most highly-anticipated games between Weston and Bath in recent times, in the latest Somerset NLS derby.
Following Saturday’s 2 – 1 loss at Wealdstone, this game is now ever as important in the Seagulls’ play-off hopes, with it being an opportunity to reduce the gap between them and some of the teams above them, also chasing the playoff places.
Three points today could be enough to lift Weston into 10th position, on goal difference. Manager Marc McGregor will be hoping that playmaker Jarrad Welch has returned from illness, with right-back Ash Harper returning from suspension, along with Aaron Parsons and Kris Scott both available for their home debuts come this evening.
Bath haven’t lost in the league since Boxing Day, a convincing 0 – 2 win for Weston in the reverse fixture, however three draws from their last four games has seen manage Jerry Gill call his team “inconsistent” and say that one point now needs to be turning into three if they want to maintain their playoff ambitons for the season.
The Romans are not to be taken lightly though, with the sixth-best away record so far in the division this season, having picked up 21 points from 13 National League South away fixtures.
The last time these sides met was of course on Boxing Day, with the Seagulls leaving a wet Twerton Park the victors 0 – 2, with goals from Gethyn Hill and a Dan Ball own goal. In the league fixture at the Woodspring last season, former loanee Aden Baldwin gave the Seaulls an early lead, before Axel Andresson, on loan from Reading, and Shawn McCoulsky, now playing his football on loan with Newport County, netted in the second half to send the Romans away from the Woodspring as happy victors.