Preview: Weston-Super-Mare (a)
Posted on 10th October 2023
Weston-Super-Mare vs Maidenhead United
Tickets are available to purchase in advance below and are priced at:
Adult - £14
Concessions (Over 60, Student, Armed Forces and NHS) - £10
Under 16 - £4.50
Under 8 – Free
Family of 4 (two adults & two U16) - £28
Stream passes are available to purchase for this fixture at a cost of £7.
In the dugout
Scott Bartlett has been in charge of Weston-Super-Mare since May 2019. Bartlett started his managerial career at Forest Green Rovers where he was an assistant of their U18 setup where he was in charge for 1064 days. During that time, Bartlett also had two spells as a caretaker manager for the first team.
Bartlett was manager of Weston-Super-Mare previously for the 2016/17 season before moving back to Forest Green Rovers as an academy manager for two seasons. Bartlett took charge of the Seagulls for a second time back in 2020 and has been with the club ever since.
Players to watch
Rueben Reid – Forward – 35-year-old Rueben Reid has been a journeyman throughout his career playing for 17 different clubs predominantly in the EFL for the likes of Brentford, Forest Green Rovers, Plymouth Argyle and West Bromwich Albion. Reid joined the Seagulls in June 2022 and scored most recently in the third Qualifying Round away to Farnborough.
Lloyd Humphries – Midfield – Aged 26, Humphries has spent the entirety of his career playing for the Seagulls. After two loan spells from Cardiff in 2016 and 2019, Humphries was signed on a free transfer from the Bluebirds in 2020. The midfielder has played the most minutes out of any Weston-Super-Mare player this season playing in every minute of the National League South so far.
James Morton – Midfield – Morton’s youth career started at Bristol City where he would earn loan moves to Chippenham Town, Bath City, Forest Green Rovers, Gillingham, and Grimsby Town before signing for the Seagulls permanently in the summer. The 24-year-old has impressed so far with nine league appearances and has picked up a goal from midfield.
Weston-Super-Mare currently play their football in the Vanarama National League South and currently sit in 16th. After a positive start to the season winning their opening three games, the Seagulls have now won one of their last eight league fixtures. Weston-Super-Mare play at the Optima Stadium but have only won once at home in the league this season. To get to the FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round, they’ve dispatched of fellow National League south sides Truro City and Farnborough.
How to get there
The Optima Stadium is a 3,500-capacity stadium with 437 seats and is located a 25-30 minute walk from Weston-Super-Mare station with trains available via Reading. For those not wanting to walk, there is a ‘7 badgerline’ bus available from the station which takes you directly to the stadium.
If you’re driving to the ground (BS24 9AA), there is a fair-sized car park available for both home and away supporters. For those who are Blue Badge holders, there are limited spaces which will need to be booked in advance through the club.
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