Weston are back at home under the Optima lights for a Vanarama National League South Somerset derby against Bath City this Tuesday, 23rd January. The match kicks off at 7:45pm.
The Seagulls got back to winning ways after the hard-fought 2-1 victory at Havant & Waterlooville on Saturday, as impressive strikes from James Dodd and Lloyd Humphries earned a vital win.
Bath City were due to play Dartford on Saturday, but the game was postponed after their Twerton Park pitch was frozen. As The Romans were without a game, it presented manager Jerry Gill with the opportunity to travel down to Hampshire to watch The Seagulls in action at Havant.
In the last game between the two sides back in August, Scott Bartlett’s side produced a performance that will be savoured for many years to come after an excellent 6-2 victory on a glorious night at Twerton Park. Dayle Grubb, Jordan Bastin, Marlon Jackson, Rex Mannings and Keiran Thomas all scored on that remarkable evening, with Dan Hayfield and Cody Cooke replying for The Romans.
Since that warm evening on the other side of Somerset, Bath have gone on and shown some good consistency and have picked up quite a few victories in Vanarama National League South. As it stands, Bath are currently in eighth position, just one point and one place off the play-offs with a game in hand.
With local pride and important league points at stake, a mouth-watering local derby awaits.
Match sponsored by The Phone Guys
KEY MATCHDAY INFORMATION:
£14.00 – Adult
£10.00 – Concession (60+, Student I.D., Armed Forces I.D., NHS I.D.)
£4.50 – Under 16
£28.00 – Family (valid for 2x Adults & 2x Under 16s)
Tickets can only be brought on the turnstiles.
We will be operating five turnstiles.
Turnstile 1 – located at our main turnstile block next to the club shop – card only.
Turnstile 2 – located at our main turnstile block next to the club shop – card only.
Turnstile 3 – located on the opposite side of the ground by our 3G surface – cash only.
Turnstile 4 – located on the opposite side of the ground by our 3G surface – this is for Weston-super-Mare AFC Walking Football Members, Women’s Teams Players and Junior Academy Members plus 1 parent – cash & card.
Turnstiles 5 – located at our main turnstile block next to the club shop – card only.
It helps with congestion and access to the ground if you queue at the correct turnstile.
WESTON-SUPER-MARE AFC WALKING FOOTBALL, WOMEN TEAMS & JUNIOR ACADEMY MEMBERS:
Please note the entrance for Walking Football, Women’s Teams & Junior Academy Members is now via Turnstile 4.
Those eligible members will be admitted entrance as per your team agreement.
Junior Academy Parents, you will need to be with the Junior Academy Member at 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 will be 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 Players’ Lounge bar will close at least two hours prior to kick-off, at which time the turnstiles will be open and access can be made into the ground.
Our Somerset Suite Bar, Sports Lounge Bar, Kitchen and inside ground Joe’s Bar will all be open.
Card payment can be made at all 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 & PRICES:
£3.50 – Beefburger
£4.00 – Cheeseburger
£3.00 – Hot Dog
£2.00 – Chips
£3.00 – Cheesy Chips
£3.00 – Curry Sauce and Chips
£1.50 – Tea/Cpffee/Bovril
£2.50 – Extra Burger
£1.40 – Cans
We look forward to welcoming all supporters to the Optima Stadium, and we hope that you enjoy the match.