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WESTON TAKE ON DARTFORD IN FIRST HOME GAME OF 2024

Weston play their first Vanarama National League South home game of 2024 as they host Dartford this Saturday, 6th January. The match kicks off at 3pm. 

In The Seagulls’ first away game of 2024 at Weymouth on New Year’s Day, Weston picked up a point in an entertaining 3-3 draw. Sam Avery, Alex Fletcher and Reuben Reid all found themselves on the scoresheet on a foul day down on the South Coast.

This is Dartford’s first game of the New Year having played last Saturday instead. After a Boxing Day derby win at Welling United, The Darts entertained The Wings in the return fixture, but had to settle for a point after a 1-1 draw. Dartford skipper Luke Coulson gave his side the lead in the first-half, and Alan Dowson’s team looked like claiming all three points until a last-minute own-goal meant the honours were even at Princes Park.

Weston and Dartford have already played each other this season, with The Darts earning a 4-2 victory back in October. Reid opened the scoring that evening before Dartford fought back to lead 4-1 via goals from Paul Rooney, Coulson and a late brace from Alex Wall. Loanee Luke Pearce scored his only goal for Weston with a last-minute consolation.

The Seagulls have a dismal record in games played at Princes Park having never won there, but they have won the last two league meetings between the two sides here in BS24 after a 3-1 victory in 2019 and a 3-0 win in 2017.

Hopefully, Weston can make it three home wins in a row against Dartford, but an extremely tough task awaits on the first Saturday of this new year.

Match sponsored by Optima Care.

KEY MATCHDAY INFORMATION:

ADMISSION:

Adult – £14.00

Concession (60+, Students with ID, Armed Forces with ID, NHS with ID) – £10.00

Under 16s – £4.50

Family (valid for 2x Adults & 2x Under 16s) – £28.00

Pay at the turnstiles only.

TURNSTILES:

We will be operating four turnstiles.

Turnstiles 1 & 2 – located at our main turnstile block next to the club shop – card only.

Turnstile 3 – located on the opposite side of the ground by our 3G surface – cash only.

Turnstile 4 – located on the opposite side of the ground by our 3G surface – this is for Weston-super-Mare AFC Walking Football Members, Women’s Teams Players and Junior Academy Members plus 1 parent – cash & card.

It helps with congestion and access to the ground if you queue at the correct turnstile.

WESTON-SUPER-MARE AFC WALKING FOOTBALL, WOMEN’S TEAMS & ACADEMY MEMBERS:

Please note the entrance for Walking Football, Women’s Teams & Junior Academy Members is now via Turnstile 4.

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 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.

CAR PARK:

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 be for your exclusive use, when full you will be given free parking in the Supporters Car Park, where possible, instead.

FACILITIES WITHIN THE GROUND:

Please note our Sportsman Bar will close 90 minutes prior to kick-off, at which time the turnstiles will be open and access can be made into the ground.

Our Somerset Suite Bar, Sports Lounge Bar, Kitchen and inside ground Joe’s Bar will all be open.

Card payment can be made at all three locations.

GROUND REGULATIONS:

Please note our full Ground Regulations are detailed on our website HERE. 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.

CLUB SHOP:

The Club Shop within the Optima Stadium will be open for all Weston-super-Mare AFC first team games.

SUPPORTERS’ KITCHEN MENU & PRICES:

£3.50 – Beefburger

£4.00 – Cheeseburger

£2.50 – Extra Burger

£3.00 – Hot Dog

£2.00 – Chips

£3.00 – Cheesy Chips

£3.00 – Curry Sauce & Chips

£1.50 – Tea/Coffee/Bovril

£1.40 – Cans

KITCHEN @ JOE’S BAR MENU & PRICES:

£3.50 – Pies

£3.00 – Sausage Rolls

£2.00 – Chips

£3.00 – Cheesy Chips

£3.00 – Curry Sauce & Chips

£1.50 – Tea/Coffee/Bovril

We look forward to welcoming you all to the Optima Stadium, and we hope that you enjoy the match.

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