Uphill Castle V Somerton Town
Saturday 15th of April 2017 KO 3pm
Free entry and complimentary refreshments*
Such has the local football landscape changed that Uphill Castle F. C. find themselves as the second most senior team in the town of Weston-super-Mare.
With Weston-super-Mare having played in Vanarama National League South yesterday and Uphill Castle in action today the town’s top two sides have got together to make a special offer for season ticket holders of Weston-super-Mare A.F.C.*.
Upon presentation of the relevant documentation Seagulls fans will be permitted free entry to the Somerset County League Division One West clash with Somerton Town and will receive complimentary coffee, tea or squash throughout their stay when they order from the bar at Bridgwater Road.
The links between the two clubs are plentiful with Weston’s current Commercial Director Neil Keeling still President of the Castle and a major driving force behind the club in its previous guise as Westland United.
Current Seagulls Under 13s Manager Daniel Hartley and his Assistant James Hodgkinson both play critical roles on the pitch for Uphill whilst the Castle’s midfield colossus Jack Askins won the Somerset Floodlight Youth League’s Roger Stone Memorial Cup with Weston-super-Mare Under 18s in 2013/2014 and graduated through the Academy at the Woodspring Stadium.
Uphill Castle Manager Anthony Askins said “We are not competing with Weston-super-Mare. Quite the opposite in fact. This is an initiative to bring ever closer the existing links between us and to do something that will benefit both clubs. Any Weston fans who would like to attend will be afforded the warmest of welcomes and will find us most approachable.”
Neil Keeling added “Our fans might be surprised by the quality of the football on show at Uphill. It would be nice if they could show some support to the second team in the town and we thank the Castle for coming up with this idea. If it proves successful there is no reason why we can not look to do it again in future.”