Off the Post visited Wealdstone FC This December for thier first home game with fans in the confrence since the 1980s and was well worth the wait. Both teams were greeted with a great roar ahead of the crowd in the first home game with fans for over 200 days.
In the first half , Wealdstone were attacking the gun turret end with the majority of home fans situated within this area. As the game got into its stride it was the home side with most of the early chances wanting to make an impression on the crowd. They wouldn’t have to wait long as within a few minutes of the start, Charlee Hughes was played through on goal and was one on one with the keeper who managed to save his shot. It wasn’t long before Wealdstone would go close again when Jacob Mendy unleashed a shot from 30 years out but was tipped over the bar by the Weymouth keeper. The first half was dominated by Wealdstone but Weymouth would be the first to score. A ball was played over the top and Thompson slid the ball under the keeper to take the lead. Wealdstone grew in dominance and despite a substation were unable to penetrate the Weymouth goal. Connor smith would go into the book for a late challenge in the 38th minute. In added on time in the first half Wealdstone would draw level when Dennon Lewis headed the ball home.
Early in the second half the game swung back to Wealdstone when Jack Crawley rose highest with a header hitting the post and falling over the line to take the lead.
After this it was all Wealdstone for the next 10 minutes with Weymouth Barely getting out of their own half. Dennon Lewis would go close again on 69 minutes cutting through the defence unloading a shot that the keeper parried out for a corner. Wealdstone continued to press during the game for more goals but the Weymouth keeper kept them in the game. The game was routinely stopped during the second half breaking up Wealdstone’s flow in the game. Wealdstone continued to press forward trying to find a 3rd goal but were unable to break the Weymouth defence again before the full time whistle. The Weymouth goalkeeper kept his side in it and without him the scoreline would have been much worse for Weymouth. Wealdstone on the other hand if they can continue to play like this, will have no problem finishing in the top half of this division.
Man of the match : Conor Smith