Weston are in Somerset Premier Cup action this Wednesday, 15th February as they make the very short trip to Bridgwater United. The match kicks off at 7:45pm.
This is the second game between the two sides at Fairfax Park this season, as The Seagulls won by four goals to nil in a pre-season friendly back in July. Goals that evening came from Marlon Jackson, Dayle Grubb, Ben Griffith and Elis Watts.
That game was full of first-team players as Weston prepared themselves for the upcoming Southern League Premier South campaign. But with the games coming so thick and fast for several weeks to come now, Scott Bartlett will look to this fixture to rest his first-team players and instead give more experience to Under 19s players. Indeed, wins in the previous rounds against Shepton Mallet and Welton Rovers have been obtained via youthful looking Weston sides.
As for Bridgwater, they have progressed to the quarter-finals of the Somerset Premier Cup after a 5-0 win at Cheddar in the Second Round. United were given a bye in the First Round ahead of that game at Bowdens Park.
Bridgwater were also in cup action last Saturday, as they hosted Ascot United in the Fifth Round of the FA Vase. However, their hopes and dreams of playing at Wembley were sadly dashed after their 1-0 defeat, courtesy of Ascot’s 79th minute winner.
Weston were in Southern League action on Saturday in another game with only one goal, as Sam Avery applied the finishing touch late on to seal a vital three points for The Seagulls.
While the league remains the undoubted priority for Weston, it should be a good game at Fairfax Park and a good test for the players who are selected for action.
Bridgwater United Football Club, Fairfax Park, College Way, Bath Road, Bridgwater, TA6 4TZ
PARKING: Free car parking is available at the ground.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: The ground is less than a mile away from the railway station. The last train from Bridgwater to Weston-super-Mare, Weston Milton and Worle is at 22:54.
Adults £8, Concessions £5, Under 16s £3.
The turnstiles and bar will open at 6pm, and hot food will also be available at this time.
Cash or card is accepted at the turnstiles and in the bar.
We wish all of our supporters a safe journey to Bridgwater and back. and we hope you enjoy the match.