Weymouth v Boro preview
Boro make the long trip down to Weymouth on Saturday looking to continue their fantastic 13-game unbeaten run. Weymouth sit in 13th place but their season has been disrupted by events off the pitch. Major investor Malcolm Curtis pulled out in November
Boro make the long trip down to Weymouth on Saturday looking to continue their fantastic 13-game unbeaten run.
Weymouth sit in 13th place but their season has been disrupted by events off the pitch.
Major investor Malcolm Curtis pulled out in November warning that the club could be wound up but a group of local businessmen and former directors stepped in to save the club on Christmas Eve.
The Terras have sold captain Anton Robinson to League Two side Bournemouth and Stuart Beavon looked to be following him to Dean Court before chief executive Gary Calder pulled the plug at the 11th hour.
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Last Meeting - Boro picked up their first point of the season when the two sides drew 1-1 at The Lamex Stadium back in August. Calum Willock fired the home side in front but the Terras equalised minutes later through Michael Malcolm.
Form - The Terras have played four times since the turn of the year winning three and drawing once. They began 2009 with a good 2-0 win away at Kidderminster Harriers and followed it up with a 3-0 demolition of Northwitch Victoria before drawing 1-1 away at Grays Athletic and beating Torquay 2-0 on Tuesday evening.
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Players to watch - The main threat to the Boro defence will come from Weymouth's top scorer, Stuart Beavon, who has netted 14 times so far this season. The talented hitman had attracted the interest of several Football League clubs during the transfer window and looks set to play at a higher level in the near future.
Alongside Beavon will be Lee Phillips who will need no introduction to Boro fans. The former Rushden & Diamonds man joined the Terras for the second time in his career back in January and he will be hoping to repeat the form that saw him score 33 goals in 67 appearances during his first spell at the Wessex Stadium.
Looking to terrorise the Boro defence from the wing will be Chris McPhee. McPhee scored the only goal as Ebbsfleet won the FA Trophy last season but moved to Weymouth to be closer to his family. The former Brighton man played well in the clash at The Lamex Stadium and he will be hoping to replicate that on Saturday.
Team News - Former Boro favourite Santos Gaia looks set to continue at the heart of the Weymouth defence where he will line up alongside Cameron Mawer who was born in Stevenage.
Terras boss Alan Lewer will have to make one enforced change from the team that played Grays following Anton Robinson's departure with former Cambridge man Stephen Reed favourite to come into the side.