Seagulls start with home advantage

Weston start their Blue Square South campaign with a home fixture against Hayes and Yeading on August 18.

WESTON kick-off their Blue Square South campaign on August 18, hoping to improve on last season’s 13th spot in the table.

They begin with a home fixture against London-based Hayes and Yeading, relegated from the Conference l, and on the following Tuesday (Aug 21), travel to Farnborough. August 25 sees Weston at Eastleigh (3pm) and the Seasiders end the month on Bank Holiday Monday (Aug 27), with a home game with Truro City.

However, the Cornish club face a winding-up order in the High Court, owing an alleged �700,000 to creditors, including the Inland Revenue and VAT and until this matter is resolved the club is in danger of folding.

September 1, sees Weston at AFC Hornchurch, newly promoted from the Ryman League. The sides last met in the 2004-05 season, the first year of the Blue Square South, but went out of business at the end of that season when their finances collapsed and were reformed as AFC Hornchurch.

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Staines Town will provide the opposition on September 4 at the Woodspring Stadium (7.45pm) and on the following Saturday (Sept 8), Sutton United provide the opposition at home, followed by a trip to Chelmsford on September 15.

The FA Cup second qualifying round kicks in on September 22, and they end the month on the 29th, with a league game against Eastbourne Borough.

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Weston travel to Havant and Waterlooville October 2, and after that fixtures may be disrupted due to the FA Cup fixtures, with the third qualifying round played on October 15.

Weston travel to Bath City, relegated from the Conference on Boxing Day, with the return fixture on New Year’s Day. They are also due to visit Truro City on December 29.

In this season’s Somerset Premier Cup, holders Weston are drawn at home to Street of the Toolstation Western League. This game is due to be played in the week commencing October 1 (7.45pm). In the same week, last season’s runners-up Clevedon Town are away to Paulton Rovers.

Cheddar, newly promoted to the Toolstation Western League’s Divsion 1, play in the competition for the first-time ever and have been given a bye to the second round.

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