Weston return to the Optima Stadium this Saturday, August 13th for their first home fixture of the new 2022/23 Southern League Premier South season. The game with Gosport Borough kicks off at 3pm.
In the two league fixtures between the sides last season, the respective away sides emerged victorious on both occasions. Last August, Pat Suraci’s late goal at The Optima separated the sides and meant Shaun Gale’s side returned home to Hampshire with all three points.
In the return fixture at Privett Park in April, with Weston desperate for the win as they chased the play-offs, it was The Seagulls who were celebrating after a fairly comfortable 3-1 victory. Marlon Jackson’s brace and a solitary strike from Sonny Cox were the difference that day.
Both sides played their first games of this season last Saturday. While Weston did well to fight back from 0-2 down to grab a point at Bracknell, Gosport entertained Merthyr. A brace from new signing Abdulai Baggie and a Harvey Bradbury penalty was enough to overcome their visitors. Bradbury is also a new signing and is the son of Eastleigh boss Lee Bradbury.
With both sides recruiting well over the summer, it should be a good battle between the two teams.
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)
We will be operating two turnstiles at our main turnstile block next to the club shop.
Turnstile 1, on the left, will operate on a card only basis.
Turnstile 2, on the right, will operate on a cash only basis.
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 & Junior Academy members is now via the main turnstiles. 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 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 will still 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 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.
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.