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Looking Ahead to Weymouth FC

Wednesday, 07 February 2018 16:19

UPCOMING MATCH PREVIEW

Following their excellent victory over in-form Chesham United last Saturday, St Neots took their winning run to three matches when they defeated neighbours St Ives in the semi-final of the Huntingdonshire Senior Cup on Tuesday.   Now they look forward to a long trip to in-form Weymouth who are third in the table six points behind leaders Kings Lynn following the midweek results.

Last Saturday Weymouth beat Merthyr in South Wales and had climbed the second in the league table – their highest perch this season taking their points tally in eight days to nine from three matches.   Former Football Conference members the Terras are a fiercely ambitious club but have failed to mount a serious challenge for Step Two status since their relegation to the Southern League ten years ago.  In that period, they have twice looked potential promotion challengers but two seventh place finishes were their best seasons.   Unbeaten in their last twelve league matches they will know that a continuation of this consistency at this stage of the season is key to finishing in the top five and winning a play-off place – and of course now trailing the league leaders by just six points they will be eying that coveted automatic promotion place as Champions.   Beaten just three times at home this season – the last defeat at Slough in mid-December – Weymouth are looking strong and will be a real test for Matt Clements’ side.   However, confidence should be high for the trip to Dorset although Scott Sinclair injured at St Ives will be unlikely to be fit for selection.

St Neots have had limited success at Weymouth having drawn once and won twice in five visits including last season’s 2-0 victory thanks to a goal from Jordan Patrick and an own goal.

 

John Walker

 

 

 

 

 

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