McGregor set for visit of Workington in FA Trophy

PUBLISHED: 14:16 10 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:21 10 January 2018

Marc McGregor looks at a soaked Twerton Park on Boxing Day as his side beat Bath City 2-0. Picture: Will.T.Photography

Marc McGregor looks at a soaked Twerton Park on Boxing Day as his side beat Bath City 2-0. Picture: Will.T.Photography


Little-known opposition will travel to BS24 on Saturday, as Weston-super-Mare’s players begin to dream of playing beneath the famous Wembley arch.

Weston come into the game after beating Gloucester City 3-1. Picture: Will.T.PhotographyWeston come into the game after beating Gloucester City 3-1. Picture: Will.T.Photography

The Seagulls will take on Cumbrian outfit Workington at the Woodspring Stadium in the second round of the FA Trophy, knowing a win would earn a place in the last 16 of the competition.

The Reds sit in fourth place in the Northern Premier, one tier below Marc McGregor’s Seagulls.

His side beat Welling and Chesham en route to the second round, while the visitors overcame Glossop North End followed by a famous win over Hartlepool United.

MORE: Gloucester City vs Weston match report: Seagulls make it three on the bounce

McGregor told the Mercury he ‘respects’ his opponents.

He said: “We’ve done our homework like we would with any team in our league.

“Unfortunately we haven’t been able to watch them with their game being called off on Saturday.

“We’re comfortable, but we knew how Gloucester normally play and they changed their style for us. You can prepare how you want and set up, but teams change their style on the day.”

MORE: QUIZ: How well do you know Weston’s season so far?

A draw over 90 minutes leaves Weston with the frightful prospect of a 620-mile round trip for a midweek replay at Workington’s Borough Park, and Weston’s supporters, players and management will be hoping the tie is settled on Saturday.

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