Weston are back at the Optima Stadium as they take on Tiverton Town this Bank Holiday Monday, April 10th. The match kicks off at 3pm.
The game with Tivvy is the first of three consecutive home games, and comes just 48 hours after Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Hartley Wintney. While The Seagulls were drawing in Hampshire, The Yellows were defeating Gosport Borough by one goal to nil, as Ed James, on loan from Exeter City, scored the only goal at Ladysmead.
That was their second successive 1-0 victory on home soil, after beating Hendon earlier in the week courtesy of a Dylan Jones goal.
Tivvy, therefore, come into this game in good form and are undefeated in their last five league games. In their last away fixture they picked up a decent 3-3 draw at Swindon Supermarine, so Weston will need to be wary of this good form.
Earlier in the season, on Boxing Day, Weston returned home from Devon with a 2-0 victory after goals from ex-Tiverton players Scott Laird and Jordan Bastin.
They are not the only players expected to line up against their old sides this Monday. Olly Mehew started for Tiverton that day but joined Weston soon after, while Lucas Vowles also played in the white of Weston before joining The Yellows last summer.
Tiverton joint-manager, Scott Rogers, also had a spell at Weston earlier in his career.
Games between Weston and Tiverton tend to be entertaining affairs, and hopefully this trend will continue in what should be a bumper Bank Holiday crowd at the Optima.
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.
For this fixture, we will have a total of four turnstiles in operation.
We will be operating two turnstiles at our main turnstile block (Turnstiles 1 & 2) next to the club shop and they will operate on a card-only basis.
There will also be an additional two turnstiles on the other side of the ground by our 3G facility (Turnstiles 3 & 4), one turnstile will be card and cash, and the other turnstile will be cash only.
It helps with congestion and access to the ground if you queue at the correct turnstile.
Turnstiles will open 30 minutes earlier than usual at 1pm.
As always, we do recommend arriving as early as possible to avoid last-minute arrival queue times.
WESTON-SUPER-MARE AFC WALKING FOOTBALL & JUNIOR ACADEMY MEMBERS:
Please note the entrance for Walking Football members is via the relevant payment method turnstile and Academy members is via Turnstile 3 only.
Those eligible members will be admitted entrance as per your team agreement. Academy parents, you will need to be with the 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 payments 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 is 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 already 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.
Please note our full ground regulations are detailed on our website www.westonsmareafc.co.uk/ground-regulations – 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.
The club shop within The Optima Stadium will be open for all Weston-super-Mare AFC first-team games.
SUPPORTERS’ KITCHEN MENU AND PRICES:
Beefburger – £3.50
Cheeseburger – £4.00
Hot Dog – £3.00
Chips – £2.00
Cheesy Chips – £3.00
Curry Sauce and Chips £3.00
Tea/Coffee/Bovril – £1.50
Extra Burger – £2.50
Cans – £1.40
KITCHEN @ JOE’S BAR MENU AND PRICES:
Pies – £3.50
Sausage Rolls – £3.00
Chips – £2.00
We look forward to welcoming you all to the Optima Stadium, and we hope that you enjoy the match.