Win this tomorrow night and we'll earn ourselves the chance of a glamour tie at Ebbsfleet Utd on February 2nd. Following the bore draw at the Wessex Stadium two Saturday's ago, when the home side failed to get a single shot on target throughout the whole game, we'll need to go for it and finish Weymouth off.
Ironically we were to have played Ebbsfleet at home on the same date anyway but that could now be at a later date. If we fail to get a result against Weymouth, and they go through instead, then we'll have a free day and the chance to re-arrange a game. A good choice could be the away game at Halifax in April that's due to played mid-week but that all depends on Halifax going out of the Trophy in their replay against Bishops Stortford.
Following our lucky last minute win against Farsley Celtic on Saturday we will probably go with the same side but may change Jeff Kenna with Paul Bignot after Sir Jeff looked not quite match fit. We peppered the Farsley goal with shots throughout the game but struggled to get through a strong defence at times and our forwards seemed to lack the nous to correct that failing.
We need to get much sharper in front of goal otherwise I can see us having the same problems against Weymouth.
Weymouth had a lot of injuries for the original game and that seems to be the case again. Ashley Vickers, Lewis Ironside, Narada Bernard and Simon Weatherstone are all long term injuries and so was Ashley Vickers until he made his comeback in a reserve game at Exeter and got injured again. He went up for a ball, clashed heads, on the way down someone elbowed him in the ribs and when he landed he tore a ligament.
It goes without saying that he won't be playing.
The only doubt they have is with Nick Crittenden who is coming back from injury and could make the bench. Adam Gross is cup-tied, as he was in the first game.
We have no injuries to worry about now that Dean Coleman has managed to get back on his bike and ride it properly.
Weymouth are continuing to go through their bad spell and lost at home to Woking on Saturday. Like Farsley, on paper we should win this but, I think we'll make heavy weather of it again but still go through.
Bevan, Coleman, Kenna, Bignot, Creighton, Whitehead, Bennett, McGrath, Ferrell, Hurren, Russell, Penn, Richards, Blackwood, Barnes-Homer, Smikle, Christie, Constable.
D Roberts, Matthews, Critchell, Challis, Browning, Coutts, Phillips, Beavon, Crittenden, Ngala, Robinson, Doe, Jombarti, Crawley, Douglas, Platt, J Roberts, Tindall, McCallum, Kitamirike, Domoraud, Malcolm.