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Opposition Focus: Weston-Super-Mare

Founded: 1887

Nickname: The Seagulls

Stadium: Optima Stadium

Stadium Capacity: 3500

Manager: Scott Bartlett

Last Meeting: The Tudors travelled to somerset for the reverse fixture early on in the season. The Tudors went into half time with a slender 1-0 lead through a Joe Re strike. Weston-Super-Mare soon took advantage of that lead when they equalised in the 67th minute. In the 90th minute the home side received a red card but it was too little too late as the game went onto finish 1-1 shortly after.

The Tudors return home for the first time since late January to face the Seagulls in the National League South, you can read about our opponents here:

Western-Super-Mare were founded 137 years ago in 1887 but disbanded a number of times due to the world wars. The current club was then established in 1948 where they found themselves in the Western League in Division Two.

Fast forward to 1986 in a crucial year for the club as the current chairman of the club, Paul Bliss, took over. The Seagulls then spent a couple of decades in the Western Divisions until they were promoted to the Conference South (now National League South), where they went on to have their most successful run in the FA Cup by getting to the 2nd round, then being defeated by Third Division side Northampton Town.

The 2006-2007 season was the start of many reprieves for Weston-Super-Mare as they were set to be relegated due to finishing 20th place but were saved after Hayes and Yeading merged into Hayes & Yeading United and the liquidation and relegation of Farnborough.

In the subsequent season it ended in similar fashion as they finished in the relegation zone again but were once again saved by the demotion of another club, Cambridge City.

The club had no worries in the 2008-2009 season but they did in the following season due to finishing 21st in the league but were reprieved due to Salisbury City having to be demoted two divisions.

Weston-Super-Mare then had a good few years of steady National League South football at the then Woodspring Stadium and it wasn't until the 2018-2019 season where they were finally relegated into the Southern Football League. The next two seasons were null and void due the pandemic. The 2021-2022 season saw an exciting season for the club finishing 5th but unfortunately they were defeated in the playoff semi-final. The next season Weston were crowned champions of the Southern League after a fight for the title with Truro.

Weston-Super-Mare are currently sitting in 17th place having played 30 games, with Away games being where they're picking up the majority of their points so confidence maybe a trick that they may have up their sleeve.

They now travel to Hemel Hempstead where they go head to head at the Focus Community Arena!

Written by Luke Carter


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