It’s first versus second as Weston take on Truro City in a mouth-watering top-of-the-table clash this Saturday, 28th January. The match at the Optima Stadium kicks off at 3pm.
The Seagulls will be playing their first game since the 5-1 win at Harrow on January 7. As for the White Tigers of Truro, they’ve only played once since then as they were held to a 0-0 draw with Merthyr Town at Bolitho Park last Saturday. This shut-out for the Truro backline was their tenth cleansheet of the season.
It was also goalless in Devon back in September as Truro and Weston were unable to break the deadlock under the lights in Plymouth.
That was Weston’s second cleansheet at Bolitho in 2022 following the 4-0 win at Truro on the Easter Bank Holiday Monday, a huge result that helped propel The Seagulls into the promotion play-offs.
Truro are much improved from last season, of course, and are serious title-contenders. Not only are they having a fruitful season on the pitch, but the White Tigers have been given a boost recently with the knowledge they are potentially moving back to their home city.
Although their plans for a 10,000 capacity Stadium for Cornwall (which they would have shared with the Cornish Pirates rugby team) have been shelved, revised plans for a 3,000 capacity stadium on the outskirts of Truro have moved a step closer. If all goes to plan, City could be in their new home by 2024 and playing in Truro for the first time since leaving their historic Treyew Road ground.
With both sides in such good shape, a big crowd is expected at the Optima this Saturday in what should be an absorbing clash between the top two.
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.