National League South: Wealdstone ready for second part of double-header with Hampton & Richmond Borough

PUBLISHED: 10:00 29 December 2017

Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson (pic:

Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson (pic:


Stones hosts Beavers on New Year’s Day after Boxing Day clash between sides ended 1-1

Wealdstone might have a rare Saturday off in the National League South, but manager Bobby Wilkinson insists he will still be working his players hard ahead of the clash at home to Hampton & Richmond Borough on New Year’s Day.

Stones drew 1-1 with the Beavers on Boxing Day in the first part of a festive double-header between the sides in the league.

The two London outfits meet again on Monday at Grosvenor Vale, with Wilkinson’s men looking to kick off the New Year in style.

And with that in mind, the Wealdstone boss says he will still be getting his players together on Saturday to ensure they are in the best possible position to beat Hampton.

“We’ll be in training on Saturday – you don’t get any time off at this football club,” Wilkinson told the National League website.

“We still have to work hard and we have a lot of work to do. We’re still building; we took over a sinking ship don’t forget, but we’re floating now and trying to move along quickly.”

Wealdstone had to come from behind to earn a point at Hampton on Boxing Day after conceding the opener to Charlie Wassmer in just the sixth minute.

This season, Abo Eisa is discovering something close to talismanic form for Stones and drew the visitors level in the 39th minute.

The former Uxbridge man nodded home a Danny Green corner towards the end of the first half, which proved enough to earn Wealdstone a point.

Both teams had chances to take the lead in the second half, but were unable to avail of the opportunties.

All in all, though, Wilkinson was happy to earn a point, adding: “We set up to win the game, I didn’t want to go there and try to hold on because you can’t to teams like Hampton and not have a go.

“We had a go and I think we should have won the game really. Yes, we were hanging on for 10 to 15 minutes at the end, but we missed a few clear cut chances.

“It was a great non-league game of football and it was end-to-end stuff between two good teams trying to achieve something by winning.”

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