Frozen off for the second time

Weston’s Blue Square South game was called off for the second succesive week, with the Woodspring Stadium playing surface being frozen.

FOR the second successive week, Weston’s Blue Square South game was called off, thanks to the Woodspring Stadium playing surface being frozen.

The scheduled game against league leaders Woking will have to be rearranged, either for the end of this month or early March.

On Saturday, Weston travel to newly-promoted Tonbridge Angels from the Southern League. The last time the sides met was on February 28, 1998, at home when Weston won 2-0. That season, both clubs were members of the Southern League Southern section.

The rearranged game against Chelmsford away will now be played on February 20, kick-off 7.45pm. Weston officials were keen to have the game played on March 12 and within the 42-day limit.

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However, the Conference were concerned at the impact that would have on Chelmsford City’s cash flow and asked for Weston to play on either February 20 or 27. The club took the decision to play on the 20th as it will mean the team are fresh to play Frome in the Somerset FA Premier Cup on February 29.

Weston manager Craig Laird must urgently address the recent loss of form as they lost their two previous fixtures, away at Boreham Wood and home to lowly Bromley.

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However, Dayle Grubb is now available for selection after recovery from a broken finger, along with last season’s leading scorer Marcus Duharty who has yet to make a first start this time.

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