It’s a quick turnaround for Concord Rangers as they travel to familiar rivals Wealdstone this coming Monday night in their latest Vanarama National League South fixture.
Wealdstone were at home this past Saturday as they hosted our Essex neighbours Chelmsford City, and were able to recover from going behind early to earn a 1-1 draw. That point kept Wealdstone in the top half of the table, but they dropped to 9th after Bath City won at Eastbourne to move into 8th spot. Prior to the draw on Saturday Wealdstone had won their past 6 games, and haven’t lost since a 4-0 defeat at home to Dartford at the end of January.
Concord Rangers travelled to Hungerford Town this past Saturday, and after taking the lead after half hour, the second half saw the Crusaders come back into the game and earn a 2-1 win thanks to an 84th minute winner. This was Concord’s second loss in 4 games, and the side haven’t won since the last game before those 4 fixtures. With Gosport Borough smashing St Albans on Saturday, Concord are now just 6 points clear of the bottom three, but remain in 17th place going in to Mondays game.
The last time the two sides met was back on Tuesday 13th September at the Aspect Arena, Thames Road, when the visitors were able to earn a 1-0 victory on a cold Canvey evening through a goal from Tom Hamblin.
To drive to Wealdstone, head to the M25 via the A13 or A127 (as per your choice), then head anti-clockwise round the motorway. At Junction 16 exit and come on to the A40. Leave that at The Polish War Memorial junction (A4180) signposted to Ruislip, and continue on West End Road. After approx. 1.5 miles turn right into Grosvenor Vale and the ground is at the end of the road.
You can also get there by train, the nearest tube stations are Ruislip on the Metropolitan/Piccadilly lines, and Ruislip Gardens on the Central line. Both are a short walk from the ground and it’s clearly signposted.
Finally, entrance to the game will cost £13 for adults, £8 for concessions, £3 for under 18s, and under 14s are free.