National League South: Wealdstone chase fourth straight league win in clash with Dartford

PUBLISHED: 10:00 16 February 2018

Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson (pic:

Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson (pic:


Stones enjoyed 3-1 win at Truro City last weekend, but lost in Middlesex Senior Cup on Tuesday

Wealdstone hope Saturday’s game at home to Dartford brings about a fourth straight win in the National League South.

Stones have been in fine form of late, with a 3-1 success away to Truro City last weekend their latest triumph in the league.

Bobby Wilkinson’s men showed great resolve to succeed against the White Tigers, recovering from trailing 1-0 at half time to win.

A David Pratt brace and Danny Green’s penalty saw the Grosvenor Vale outfit come from behind to win.

The two goals were Pratt’s first since joining from Hungerford Town earlier in the season, and Wilkinson was full of praise for the forward.

“David is a special player. He knows where the net is. He hadn’t scored before Saturday, but for his work rate, he deserves a lot of credit,” Wilkinson told BBC Radio Cornwall.

“I told him in our meeting before the game that he would score against Truro.

“If you work hard, you get rewarded in life. David works hard for the team and if he didn’t, he wouldn’t play.

“All 11 players and the boys who came off the bench worked extremely hard.”

Pratt also nabbed a double on Tuesday night for Wealdstone in the Middlesex Senior Cup against Staines Town, while Dan Fitchett also scored.

However, it wasn’t enough for Stones as they lost the semi-final tie on penalties after the game ended in a 3-3 draw.

Wilkinson’s men will have to dust themselves down quickly following their cup exit as they look to maintain their good league form this weekend.

Against Dartford, the Grosvenor Vale club will come up against the current league leaders.

The Darts are currently two points clear of Hampton & Richmond Borough, though have played a game more than the Beavers.

Stones enjoyed a thrilling game on their trip to the Kent club at the end of November, which ended in a 3-3 draw at Princes Park.

Wilkinson, though, will hope his squad go one better this weekend as they look to keep their good run going.


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