‘We can’t wait to be back at The Woodspring Stadium’ – Weston-super-Mare head coach relishing home match against Welling United

PUBLISHED: 13:00 15 February 2017

Dayle Grubb takes on his man at Poole. Picture by Will T Photography.

Dayle Grubb takes on his man at Poole. Picture by Will T Photography.


Weston-super-Mare head coach Scott Bartlett says he cannot wait for his side to be back playing on their home ground, after a host of postponements have left them without a home match since January 1.

Dayle Grubb tries his luck. Picture by Will T Photography.Dayle Grubb tries his luck. Picture by Will T Photography.

The Seagulls host Welling on Saturday, in what is a big match for both sides, with just two points separating the teams in the National League South.

Following a disappointing 2-0 defeat away at Poole Town at the weekend, Bartlett is still remaining upbeat and told the Mercury sometimes you have to just give credit to the opposition.

Two second-half goals from Marvin Brooks and Luke Burbidge handed the home side all three points, despite Weston enjoying a host of chances of their own.

Bartlett said: “We did well to be fair. It is important we carry on this run we are on as we still played well on Saturday.

Brad Ash on the ball. Picture by Will T Photograpy.Brad Ash on the ball. Picture by Will T Photograpy.

“Poole were exactly as we thought they would be and they found a way to stay in the game when we dominated. The first goal was a defensive mix up, which is unlike us and the second was in the last minute when we were pushing for the equaliser.

“I am not disheartened by the result. We don’t get too carried away when we win, so we can’t get too down when we lose.”

But the head coach is conscious of the importance of Saturday’s match in front of the Seagulls faithful.

He added: “Welling have jumped ahead of us now and it is such a cliché but they are all big games in our position.

“We want to see how high we can finish.

“We have been to some tough places but with all these home games coming up, we now need to make sure we make The Woodspring somewhere teams don’t want to come.

“It is now about training hard and making it tough for the opposition and we cannot wait to get back out there at home.”

The Seagulls currently sit 17th in the table but could leapfrog their opponents with a win.

Weston welcome Welling on Saturday, with kick-off at 3pm.

For a full match report and reaction from Bartlett after the match, visit www.westonmercury.co.uk/sport

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