Beavers & Seagulls Announce Pre-Season Fixtures
Two of Under The League’s official clubs, Weston-Super-Mare and Hampton & Richmond Borough, have announced their first preseason friendlies. Both clubs will face a mixture of non-league clubs and Football League sides, with Weston hosting no fewer than three professional clubs as it stands currently.
The Seagulls, managed by Craig Laird, finished 13th in the 2011/12 Conference South. They will be looking to build on their excellent season, when they were viewed by some as having overachieved. Their preseason fixtures are as follows, home games in bold:
Tuesday, July 17th – Keynsham Town (A) 7.30pm kickoff
Thursday, July 19th – Larkhall Athletic (A) 7.45pm
Saturday, July 21st – Bristol Rovers (H) 7.45pm
Tuesday, July 24th – Shepton Mallet (A) 7.30pm
Wednesday, August 1st – Gloucester City (H) 7.45pm
Saturday, August 4th – Newport County (H) 3.00pm
Wednesday, August 8th – Plymouth Argyle (H) 7.45pm
Friday, 10th August – Torquay United (H) 7.45pm
The games taking place at Weston’s Woodspring Stadium will be charged at £8 adults and £5 concessions and under 16’s, so be sure to get down and support them before the new season gets underway.
As for Hampton & Richmond Borough, they were relegated from the Conference South last season, and will take their place in the Isthmian Premier League next season, assuming that no other clubs go under in the next few weeks. Star striker Dave Tarpey, who scored 24 goals last season, has left the club for Farnborough. Their pre-season endeavours see them host League One side Brentford in their first match in their usual friendly at The Beveree Stadium, before taking on a number of non-league clubs. The club are also trying to arrange further friendly matches against Football League sides. Their fixtures are as follows:
Friday, July 13th – Brentford (h)
Tuesday, July 31st – Chertsey(a)
Tuesday, July 31st – Hanworth Villa(a)*
*Chertsey and Hanworth Villa will be mixed 1st team and Reserve sides
Wednesday, August 1st – Bedfont Sports (a)
Saturday, August 4th – Walton & Hersham(a)
Tuesday, August 7th – Walton Casuals(a)
Thursday, August 9th – Maidenhead United(h)**
**Game is subject to confirmation, dependent on the league that HRBFC are in.
Saturday, August 11th – Godalming Town(a)