PREVIEW: Weston-super-Mare travel to high-flying Bognor Regis Town looking for second successive victory
PUBLISHED: 12:30 18 August 2017
Weston-super-Mare are hoping to pick up where they left off on Tuesday night – with three points – but will face a tough challenge away at Bognor Regis Town, with the newly-promoted Rocks currently the National League South’s top-scorers.
Bognor have scored 14 goals in the opening four games of the new season, but have conceded nine.
Weston finally secured victory at home to Gloucester City in midweek at the fourth time of asking in the league, thanks to goals from Jake Lee and Dayle Grubb.
But now they face the daunting task of winning away from home, against a side that have settled in well in the National League South, since winning the Ryman Premier League play-offs just three months ago.
Tuesday saw the Rocks score six goals against local rivals Whitehawk, securing an impressive 6-2 win having been 2-1 down in the match.
Bognor sit fourth in the league and have earned some impressive results, including an opening day 3-2 victory over Bath City.
The Seagulls will have to watch out for strikers Ollie Pearce and Alex Parsons, who each scored two goals on Tuesday and have been in fine form since August 5.
But Weston should be full of confidence after they secured three points, having come from behind on Tuesday night to secure a 2-1 win after Kieran Parselle opened the scoring in the first half.
Manager Marc McGregor told the Mercury ‘there is no easy game’ in the National League South and his team will be prepared to take on high-flying Bognor tomorrow (Saturday).
He also said highly-rated midfielder Jacob Cane should be available for selection after he limped off injured in the opening match of the season.
McGregor said leaving him out of the match in midweek was more of a precaution and Cane felt he could play, so that will be a welcome boost for the Seagulls.