Tomorrow afternoon sees the Beachboys on the road to bottom of the league side, Weston Super- Mare.
Nicknamed the ‘Seagulls’ Weston Super- Mare have a proud history after winning an impressive 16 trophies over their 70 year history including the ‘Somerset Premier cup’ on 2 occasions. Despite their rather dismal league position, the ‘Seagulls’ will be no easy test for Sammy Moore’s squad after our Opponents secured their place in round 1 of the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon after beating local rivals, Bath 1-0 in front of a 1,000+ packed Woodspring Stadium.
Managed by Marc Mcgregor, Weston Super- Mare play their home matches at the Woodspring Stadium which has a capacity of 3,500 (350 seated), ‘The Seagulls’ have averaged an impressive gate of 585 so far this season, just over 100 more than the Beachboys.
Back at home, Concord Rangers were knocked out of the FA Cup by National league Side, Dover Athletic on Saturday but there’s no shame in what was a terrific performance by the lads who showed no difference in terms of playing quality. An Inih Effiong free kick in the latter stages of the match was what split the sides come full time. Manager, Sammy Moore was not dissatisfied with the performance and hailed his squad who showed resilience all the way until the final whistle.
Ahead of the game, we spoke to new boy, Liam Nash who arrived on loan from League 1 side, Gillingham earlier this week, this is what he had to say.
Liam, welcome to the club, firstly, how did the move to Concord Rangers come about?
“Before I made the loan move to Dulwich Hamlet, Sammy asked for myself on loan but I’d had already agreed to spend the month with Dulwich Hamlet but as soon as it ended I was straight on the phone to Sammy to see if a postion for me was still available.”
You trained Tuesday and yesterday with the lads, how’s it been?
“My first training session was very good, the tempo and professionalism from the lads throughout the whole session is second to none, Sammy and Jack have got a very talented team.”
What have you made of the club so far in the early stages?
“The reason for me to choose Concord Rangers on loan wasn’t just about playing football but to see the direction the club is going in, you can see with the quality of players that have chosen to play for Concord this year, not to mention how comfortable i feel playing under Jack (Midson) and Sammy (Moore), they are a great pair and helped me a lot when I had a spell on loan at Leatherhead last year.”
Have you set yourself any targets while you’re here?
“My targets for my loan spell is obviously to help the team when I can, I’ve come here to score as many as I can but more importantly enjoy my football. I’m looking foward to this months spell and can’t wait to step on the pitch with the lads!”.
Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, Liam.
In case you missed our news earlier in the week, we announced the loan signing of Liam Nash and the next day, manager, Sammy Moore added to his squad with the arrival of former Swindon Town, Barnet and Dagenham & Redbridge Midfielder, Ahmed Abdullah whom of which are both fit to go in the squad for Saturday’s game.
Kick off for tomorrow’s encounter is 3pm at the Woodspring Stadium, BS24 9AA. As usual you can keep an eye on our twitter for LIVE updates or follow us on Instagram and Facebook for the full time result.