Weston are back at home under the Optima Stadium lights as they take on Bracknell Town in the Southern League Premier South this Tuesday, 14th March. The game kicks off at 7:45pm.
The Seagulls warmed up for this encounter with a 1-0 win at Winchester City on Saturday. Dayle Grubb scored the only goal of the game with a fantastic first-half strike in Hampshire.
Our visitors, Bracknell Town, were also in league action and made it three wins on the bounce after their 2-0 home victory over Dorchester Town. The Robins emerged victorious after a goal in each half from Joe Grant and Max Herbert. That goal from Herbert was Bracknell’s 75th goal of this league campaign, the same tally of goals Weston have also accumulated for themselves.
The 2-2 draw between the two sides on the opening day of the season was perhaps a sign of things to come in terms of being able to find the back of the net. The Robins started that game on fire, to match the searing August heat, and were 2-0 up early in the game through Jordan Esprit and Seb Bowerman, before Grubb reduced the arrears before half-time with a well-taken penalty, before Ben Griffith popped up with a late, late equaliser at the end of the second-half to earn a share of the spoils.
Bracknell were managed by Bobby Wilkinson that day, but he has since departed for Weymouth. The Robins are now jointly-led by Jamie McClurg and Carl Withers, and this duo have carried on the excellent work as Bracknell are currently third in the Southern League Premier South table.
McClurg and Withers will bring their side to BS24 in good spirits due to their recent good form and progress in general this season, in what looks like being another great match to look forward to.
KEY MATCHDAY INFORMATION:
Adult – £12
Concession – (60+, Student with ID, Armed Forces with ID, NHS with ID) £8
Under 16 (accompanied by an adult) – £3.50
Under 8 (accompanied by an adult) – free
Family – £22.50 (valid for two adults & two under 16s)
Pay on the turnstiles only.
We will be operating two turnstiles (Turnstiles 1 & 2) at our main turnstile block next to the club shop, and an additional turnstile on the other side of the ground by our 3G facility (Turnstile 3).
Turnstile 1 and Turnstile 2 will operate on a card only basis, Turnstile 3 is cash only and Academy players.
It helps with congestion and access to the ground if you queue at the correct turnstile.
WESTON-SUPER-MARE AFC WALKING FOOTBALL & JUNIOR ACADEMY MEMBERS:
Please note the entrance for Walking Football members is via the relevant payment method turnstile and Academy members is via Turnstile 3 only.
Those eligible members will be admitted entrance as per your team agreement. Academy parents, you will need to be with the Academy member at the time of entering.
WESTON-SUPER-MARE AFC SEASON TICKET HOLDERS:
Your entrance using your Season Ticket Card will be via the players’ and officials’ entrance.
Our Supporters’ Car Park charges £2.00 to park on a match day. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept card payment for this. So please ensure you have £2.00 available to pay on arrival.
For Season Ticket holders, early arrival is recommended. Your car park is for your exclusive use, when full you will be given free parking in the Supporters’ Car Park where possible instead.
FACILITIES WITHIN GROUND:
Please note, our Sportsman Bar will close 90 minutes before kick-off, at which time the turnstiles will be open and access can be made into the ground.
Our Somerset Suite Bar, Kitchen and inside ground Joe’s Bar will all be open. Card payment can be made at all three locations.
Please note our full ground regulations are detailed on our website www.westonsmareafc.co.uk/ground-regulations All spectators are expected to adhere to these regulations during any game held at The Optima Stadium.
Failure to do so can result in expulsion from the Optima Stadium and its facilities with no refund issued.
The club shop within The Optima Stadium will be open for all Weston-super-Mare AFC first team games.
KITCHEN MENU AND PRICES:
HOT DOG £3.00
CHEESY CHIPS £3.00
CURRY SAUCE AND CHIPS £3.00
EXTRA BURGER £2.50
We look forward to welcoming you all to the Optima Stadium, and we hope that you enjoy the match.