Weston move their attention to cup action as they visit Basingstoke Town in the FA Cup First Qualifying Round. The game at Winklebury kicks off at 3pm this Saturday, September 3rd.
Basingstoke play their football in Step 4, one below Weston, in the Isthmian South Central Division. Town come into this game against table-topping Weston in somewhat inconsistent and indifferent form. Monday’s 2-0 home loss to Binfield is evidence of this.
While Weston join the competition at this stage, Basingstoke had to play a preliminary round tie at Lymington Town and succeeded with a resounding 6-0 victory.
It has been six years since The Seagulls and Basingstoke last met, with the two sides facing each other twice in the space of a week in April 2016 in Conference South action. Dayle Grubb’s brace secured a 2-1 victory at the Woodspring Stadium, then in the return fixture at The Camrose, Weston fought back from 2-0 down to grab a 2-2 draw after goals from Ollie Barnes and a Scott Wilson penalty.
Sadly, the much-loved Camrose ground is no longer a footballing venue as Basingstoke are now based at the Hampshire FA at Winklebury.
With Weston in red-hot form in the league right now, an opportunity to progress in the FA Cup is sure to keep the spirits of the players and the supporters in a good place as we head into a busy September.
If the game is level after 90 minutes, the replay will take place at The Optima Stadium on Tuesday, September 6th at 7:45pm.
BASINGSTOKE TOWN FC
Winklebury Football Complex
£3 child 13-17
£1 for under 12s
You can purchase online tickets here.
Winklebury Football Complex parking is reserved for players, officials and our disabled spectators only.
SPECTATORS ARE TO PARK AT RG22 6PG
Spectator parking is behind Loddon Vale Bowling Club on Leisure Park Road (RG22 6PG) and the safest route is about a 5-10 minute walk (if you follow the paths). The correct route will take you to a subway, underneath the railway line.
Basingstoke railway station is 1.4 miles away from the ground. From the station, you can take the no.6 bus to Winklebury and alight at Houndmills Road, a short walk from the stadium.
We wish all of our travelling supporters a safe journey to Basingstoke, and we hope that you enjoy the match.