Seagulls' fixtures announced
PUBLISHED: 20:15 06 July 2007 | UPDATED: 11:15 24 May 2010
WESTON Football Club are looking forward to two crowd-pulling home local derbies in the newly-named Blue Square South League over the Christmas holiday period. On Boxing Day, Newport County will provide the opposition at the Woodspring Stadium and three d
WESTON Football Club are looking forward to two crowd-pulling home local derbies in the newly-named Blue Square South League over the Christmas holiday period.On Boxing Day, Newport County will provide the opposition at the Woodspring Stadium and three days later, December 29, newly-promoted Bath City, under former Weston manager John Relish and possibly containing two former Weston players Marc McKeever and Lewis Hogg will bring another bumper crowd with them.The Seagulls will begin their campaign with a home game on Saturday, August 11, against Thurrock, and on the following Tuesday (14) travel to newly-amalgamated Hayes and Yeading who will be using Hayes' ground, Church Road, in West London.Saturday, August 18 sees them again in London, this time facing Fisher Athletic, who play on Dulwich Hamlet's ground at Champion Hill, and on the 25th entertain Sutton United. Bank Holiday Monday, August 27, sees them away against Bath City.Saturday, September 1, is a home game against Braintree Town and on the 8th, Weston travel to Eastleigh on the outskirts of Southampton. Bognor Regis pay a visit on September 15, and on Monday, September 17, they entertain Havant and Waterlooville. September 22 sees Weston at Dorchester Town and they end the month with an FA Cup second qualifying round game, the draw for which has yet to be made.Weston will be involved in the Setanta Shield, a new competition, during the first week of October, and on Saturday, the 6th, they are again in London, in the return game against Sutton United.October 13th is the FA Cup third qualifying round, and on Saturday the 20th, they entertain Bishop's Stortford. On the following Monday, the 22nd, Eastleigh are the opponents at Woodspring Stadium in the return fixture. On Saturday, October 27, Weston will either be at St Albans City, just relegated from the Nationwide Conference, or else involved in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup.Saturday, November 3, sees Cambridge City at the Stadium and on the 10th they will either be at newly-promoted Maidenhead United or involved in round 1 of the FA Cup. The week of November 12 sees round 2 of the Setanta Shield, and on Saturday 17th Lewis provide the opposition at the Stadium. Saturday, November 24, Weston will be involved in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy.If Weston are still involved in the FA Cup round 2, this will be played on Saturday, December 1, otherwise they will meet new opposition in Hampton and Richmond, another newly promoted side. The week commencing December 4 is reserved for round 3 of the Setanta Shield and on Saturday, December 8, Fisher Athletic arrive for the return fixture. Saturday, December 15, is Round 1 of the FA Trophy and on Saturday, December 22, Weston will either be involved in round 4 of the Setanta Shield or away to Basingstoke Town.Tuesday, January 1, sees Weston at Newport in the return fixture and on January 5 they travel to Thurrock. Hayes and Yeading arrive on Saturday, January 12, or else Weston will be playing in Round 2 of the FA Trophy. Eastbourne Borough are visitors on Saturday, January 19, and on the 26th, Weston will be at Havant and Waterlooville.Saturday, February 2, Weston travel to Braintree Town or else they may be involved in Round 3 of the FA Trophy. The week commencing February 4 is reserved for round 5 of the Setanta Shield and on Saturday, February 9, Weston entertain Welling United. Saturday, February 16, sees Weston at another new opponents, Bromley, and the week of February 18 is reserved for round 6 of the Setanta Shield. On Saturday, the 24th, Weston either play Bishop's Stortford away or round 4 of the FA Trophy.Saturday, March 1, St Albans City are visitors and the following Saturday, Hampton and Richmond pay their first visit to the Stadium. The week of March 10 is reserved for the semi-finals of the Setanta Shield. Saturday, March 15, Weston travel to Welling United and on the 22nd are at Bognor Regis Town. Dorchester provide the opposition at home on Monday, March 24 and they end the month on the 29th away at Eastbourne Borough.Saturday, April 5, sees Maidenhead United at the Stadium and on the following Saturday, the 12th, Weston travel to Cambridge City. Bromley pay their first visit to Weston on Saturday, April 19, and a week later (26) Basingstoke Town provide the opposition at home.Weston end the season on May 3 with a trip to the Dripping Pan to play Lewis.Once clubs are involved in either the FA Cup or Trophy, or games are disrupted by the weather, league fixtures may be changed.