Weston are back under the lights as they host North Leigh in a Southern League Premier South clash. The game at the Optima Stadium kicks off at 7:45pm this Tuesday, 25th October.
North Leigh, who are managed by ex-Oxford and Stevenage defender Eddie Odhiambo, come into this game second from bottom of the table and will be looking to steer themselves clear of the relegation zone. Last Tuesday, their cause was helped with a 1-0 home win over Hartley Wintney. On Saturday they travelled to Bracknell Town and lost by six goals to nil, a game that Odhiambo admitted was painful to watch.
North Leigh won promotion from Southern League Division One Central last season, despite finishing sixth in the table and outside of the promotion play-offs zone. Welwyn Garden City, who had finished higher, were prevented from participating in the play-offs and North Leigh took their place. The Oxfordshire side then beat Berkhamsted and Ware to claim an unlikely promotion.
The last meeting between North Leigh and Weston was certainly an eventful one. The game took place in September 2016 in an FA Cup Second Qualifying Round tie at Eynsham Park. Weston, then in the National League South, suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to the then Step 4 side in what proved to be Ryan Northmore’s last game in charge of The Seagulls.
Weston come into Tuesday’s game in a good place after Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Hanwell Town, as Jordan Bastin’s first-half brace and Jay Murray’s late goal earned all three points for The Seagulls. Murray’s goal was Weston’s fiftieth of a productive season.
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 (Turnstiles 1 & 2) at our main turnstile block next to the club shop, and an additional turnstile on the other side of the ground by our 3G facility (Turnstile 3).
Turnstile 1 and Turnstile 2 will operate on a card only basis, Turnstile 3 is cash only and Academy players.
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 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 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 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 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.
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, and we hope that you enjoy the match.