Weston play Yate Town for the second time this season as they head to Lodge Road in an Isuzu FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round tie. The game kicks off at 3pm this Saturday, 8th October.
In the first game in August, Dayle Grubb’s 90th minute penalty secured all three points for The Seagulls on an inclement evening at the Optima Stadium.
Grubb showed nerves of steel to dispatch that late spot-kick with the game evenly poised. Yate had led twice in that game after a deflected Olly Mehew goal and a wonder strike from Barney Soady. Weston equalised twice through an earlier Grubb finish and a shot from Reuben Reid, who made it 2-2 on the stroke of half-time.
The Bluebells come into this game bottom of the Southern League Premier South after a dismal run. Since winning at Hendon on the first day of the season, Yate have failed to pick up a single league victory since.
In last Saturday’s FA Cup Third Qualifying Round tie, the South Gloucestershire side lost 3-0 at hone to Bracknell Town, however Peter Beadle’s side beat Slimbridge 3-0 on Tuesday in the GFA Cup, which might help breed some confidence in the Yate camp.
A lack of belief certainly won’t be a problem for Scott Bartlett’s side as they remain unbeaten in all competitions this season, the latest victory was achieved on Tuesday against Shepton Mallet by a youthful Seagulls side. However, Yate will be desperate for a change of fortunes and they have players with good attacking threat that Weston will need to be mindful of.
If the score is level after 90 minutes, the game will go straight to penalties (no extra-time will be played).
Yate Town FC, Lodge Road, Yate, BS37 7LE
HOW TO GET THERE: From the South West, exit the M5 at J16 then head north on the A38 Gloucester Road. After three miles turn right onto the B4427 Church Road towards Yate. Follow this road until it meets the B4059, at the traffic lights turn left onto the B4059, go straight over the next set of lights and at the roundabout take the first exit. At the first set of traffic lights at The Fox Pub turn left, then left again for Lodge Road.
From the east, exit the M4 at J18. Follow the A46 North then turn left onto the A432 for Yate. At the second roundabout take the third exit, then the second exit at the next roundabout. Continue straight for two miles, at The Fox Pub junction turn right then immediately left for Lodge Road.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Lodge Road is 0.7 miles away from Yate train station. However, train strikes may affect journeys. If no trains are available, there are buses from Bristol city centre that travel to Yate.
ADMISSION: Adults £10, Concessions £7, Under 18s £5, Under 11s £2
We wish all of our travelling supporters a safe journey to Yate and back, and we hope that you enjoy the match.