After qualifying for the FA Cup Second Qualifying Round last Saturday, Weston are back in Southern League Premier South action as they entertain third-placed Chesham United. The game at the Optima Stadium kicks-off at 3pm this Saturday, 10th September.
While Weston were getting past Basingstoke Town in the cup, our visitors Chesham also made their way through to the next round after beating Peacehaven 5-2 in Buckinghamshire. In this game, Chesham player Jake Peck scored a wonderful goal from his own half of the pitch.
The Generals’ league form has also been very good and, like Weston, they come into this game in confident mood.
Prior to the Peacehaven victory, United had an excellent Bank Holiday weekend as they beat North Leigh 1-0 at home before going on to win 3-0 away at Bracknell. Karl Oliyide was on the scoresheet in both games.
Weston and Chesham faced each other twice last season. Last October, Weston won by three goals to one at The Optima thanks to Lloyd Humphries’ brace and a close-range finish from Prince Henry. In that game, Max Harris made his debut for The Seagulls.
Harris proved to be the hero in the 1-1 draw at The Meadow in March, as he saved a penalty from the prolific Brad Clayton. Elis Watts had given Weston an early lead that night before both sides settled for the draw.
Those positive results in the head-to-head fixtures proved to be pivotal in ensuring Weston finished higher than Chesham and were thus able to qualify for the promotion play-offs.
As both sides had such strong seasons last year, it’s no surprise to see the two clubs so high up in this season’s early league table. With this in mind, it promises to be another exciting clash between two very good sides.
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 at our main turnstile block next to the club shop.
Turnstile 1, on the left, will operate on a cash only basis.
Turnstile 2, on the right, will operate on a card 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.