PREVIEW | WEYMOUTH V WREXHAM

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Mon 14 Dec 2020

After two defeats, Wrexham are keen to get back to winning ways, but Weymouth's need for three points is more pressing.

Last season, Weymouth completed a long journey back to the top level of non-league football after suffering crippling financial issues, Even that fine achievement came with attending probems, as the COVID-19 outbreak ment they didn't actually secure their place in the National League top tier until August, when they beat Dartford on penalties in the final of the rearranged play-offs.

Going up at such short notice has naturally meant that the season so far has been a struggle, with one shining exception!

On Hallowe'en, Weymouth pulled off a superb victory, claiming all three points from a trip to promotion favourites Stockport County. A fortnight earlier they had enjoyed a home win at the expense of fellow newly-promotion side King's Lynn. However, these two vcitories The Terras have enjoyed so far this season, and they go into the game off the back of 4 consecutive defeats. The only other point they've picked up was from a goalless draw at Altrincham on the opening day of the season, and that remains the only clean sheet they've managed to keep in the campaign. 

HEAD TO HEAD

We've only come up against Weymouth in one previous season: 2008-9, our first campaign in the Conference.

We managed to do the double over The Terras, who were relegated as they battled against financial problems.

At the Bob Lucas Stadium, we won 3-1, but most of the scoring came late in the game. Debutant Nathan Woolfe, on loan from Bolton Wanderers, put us ahead in the 15th minute with a superb free kick, and Wes Baynes hit the bar with a ferocious shot, but the game remained on a knife edge until the 83rd minute.

At that point, Jefferson Louis doubled the lead with an audacious lob from outside the area, and 15 seconds after the restart his strike partner Marc Williams put us three goals to the good, sprinting through Weymouth's dejected defence to secure a fifth win on the trot..

In the fourth minute of added time Weymouth managed a consolation goal through a stinging 20-yard shot from Stuart Beavon, who would be lining up for Wrexham 10 years later.

The return match, on the last day of the season, saw a makeshift Weymouth side, already relegated from the division, offer little resistance to a Wrexham side with nothing to play for. 

Michael Proctor opened the scoring in the 30th minute, and two minutes later RYan Flynn, on loan from Liverpool, completed the scoring in a rather drab one-sided affair.

MILESTONES
Anthony Jeffrey’s 150th career league appearance.

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