Tomorrow, the Beach Boys will travel to the west country where they will visit bottom of the League, Weston-Super-Mare.
So far this season, ‘The Seagulls’ haven’t managed a single league victory and only managed two draws which were against second from bottom, Truro City and 17th place Oxford City.
With only three points separating Concord in 11th place and Wealdstone in 4th, a victory for Concord could see them shoot up the table into the playoff places.
Weston-Super-Mare was originally founded back in 1887 but they disbanded twice before WWI and WWII. The club were founded again in 1948. Since their first foundation, the club have won 15 cup competitions, six of which lifting the Western Senior Cup in seven seasons. Their best FA Cup performance came in the 2003/04 season when they reached the second round of the competition. They defeated Farnborough away from home 1-0 in the first round but fell at the hands of Northampton Town where they lost 4-1.
Weston-Super-Mare hold great pride in the fact that the club have never been relegated. The club were promoted to the Conference South in 2004 and have been in the English sixth tier ever since. Their highest league position is 7th place in the Conference South in the 2012/13 season where they finished five points off the playoff places. Last season, they finished in a very respectable 12th place.
Head coach Marc McGregor is in his second season in charge of ‘The Seagulls’, although he has spent many years at the club in other roles. He joined Weston-Super-Mare at the end of his playing career after having played for league clubs such as Oxford United, Notts County as well as a short stint at Queens Park Rangers. After an injury forced him to quit playing full time, he joined non-league sides Tamworth and Hinckley and then joined ‘The Seagulls’ as a player. In his coaching career, he started as a player/coach at Worcester City as well as having the role of lead coach at Swindon Town.
Weston play their home games at the Woodspring Stadium, and have done since the year 2000, which was called the Westlands Site when they bought the land. The club made plans to build a brand-new purpose-built stadium which would have 250 seats along with an integral bar and an entertainment facility. The club have since had great success at the Woodspring Stadium gaining promotion just three years later and a successful FA Cup run the following year.
Weston’s player to watch is winger Tristan Plummer. In 2007, Plummer signed his first professional contract for Bristol City and had rumoured interest from Premier League giants, Arsenal. Before being released by the Robbins, he spent time on loan at Luton Town, Torquay United Hereford United and Gillingham. After his release, he spent a short amount of time in Portugal but returned shortly after and signed for National League side, Aldershot. After his short stint at Aldershot, he spent a season with Hereford where he helped them gain promotion to the Southern Football League (now known as the Evo-Stik League South). Plummer is in his second season with the Seagulls and is a great threat due to his blistering pace and power while on the ball on the wing.
In the last five matches between each other, both sides boast two wins and the other being a 2-2 draw last season in the league.
The Beach Boys will travel to Woodspring Stadium this Saturday for a 3pm kick off.
The Woodspring Stadium