MATCH PREVIEW: Wealdstone (A)

Aldershot Town take on Wealdstone on Tuesday night, looking to carry momentum from Saturday’s win to Grosvenor Vale.

Tommy Widdrington’s Shots continue their Saturday-Tuesday trend as the travel to Grosvenor Vale to take on Wealdstone in the Vanarama National League on Tuesday night. The Shots returned to the top 7 in the National League following a victory over Rochdale on Saturday, however will have a mighty task tackling Wealdstone’s home form.

Also known as “the Stones”, Wealdstone have picked up 1 less than Aldershot’s 29 home points with 28, but have lost the least home games outside of Chesterfield in the National League this season, winning 8, drawing 4 and losing 1 against Dagenham in August.


The Shots and Wealdstone last met early in the season, Aldershot winning 3-1 at the EBB Stadium to rectify last season’s 2-1 loss. There was an element of luck around the Shots opener, as Ryan Glover’s cross was dropped into his own net by Jed Ward, before Josh Stokes scored a second half brace to make the game seem as though it was out of sight.

However, the Stones had a goal back through Adarkwa, and the Shots were down to 10 after Hady Ghandour went off injured with no subs remaining, but the Shots were able to see out the 3-1 victory.


There has been a lot of time since we last met the Stones. The game following their defeat at the EBB Stadium Wealdstone were inflicted their only home National League defeat of the season at the hands of Dagenham, and then lost on the road to Hartlepool, before picking up a win against Ebbsfleet.

The Stones have picked up 7 wins since our meeting, against Woking, Oxford, Barnet, Dagenham, Maidenhead, Halifax and as mentioned before Ebbsfleet. Wealdstone remain in the FA Trophy after beating Chelmsford in the last round, but were knocked out the FA Cup in the fourth qualifying round by Bromley.


There has been a change in management at Wealdstone, as former manager Stuart Maynard joined Notts County in the place of Luke Williams. In his place at Wealdstone is David Noble, former manager of St Albans. Noble took St Albans to the National League South playoffs, beating Chelmsford and Dartford on his way to the final, where his side were beaten by Oxford City. Noble has over 300 appearances as a player in the EFL, and has got a big task on his hands in replacing Stuart Maynard, but made a good start to life last Saturday as Wealdstone beat Halifax.


Tickets are available to purchase online prior to kick off and also on the day at the gate. Tickets are priced as follows (tickets will increase in price to bracket prices on the day of the game):

  • Adults: £18 (£20)
  • Concessions: £13 (£15)
  • Next Gen (19-23): £11 (£13)
  • Under 19: £7 (£8)

Tickets and info on the game can be found HERE.


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