Wealdstone boss not surprised to see Richard Jolly back with a goal

PUBLISHED: 12:59 01 January 2015 | UPDATED: 13:00 01 January 2015

Wealdstone striker Richard Jolly

Wealdstone striker Richard Jolly


Wealdstone boss Gordon Bartlett watched Richard Jolly score his first goal in his third spell for the club to secure a point against Bromley on Sunday and wasn’t surprised in the slightest.

Jolly is a cult hero on the terraces at Grosvenor Vale and, having made the decision to come out of retirement, he was snapped up by Bartlett last month.

“He is like that advert on the TV. He does exactly what it says on the tin – score goals. He’s a goalscorer,” said Bartlett.

Next up for the Stones on New Year’s Day is a trip to Sutton United, the side who drew 1-1 at Grosvenor Vale on Boxing Day.

Bartlett expects another tough game against the team who sit one place below them in the table, in 15th spot.

He said: “Sutton are vastly underachieving this season.

“Last season they finished second before losing in the play-offs. Throughout their entire squad they have players of a good pedigree.

“It will be a different game again. We play a different way when we play away from home.”

After a horrific start in the league which saw them without a win in their first nine matches, Wealdstone have turned things around and Bartlett has high hopes for 2015.

“The aim in 2015 is to win all our remaining games but we have to be realistic.

“We will be looking to do as well as we possibly can. After the start to the season we had, it is great credit to the players who have worked so hard to move off the bottom up to 14th.”

Following the trip to Sutton, the Stones will entertain Hemel Hempstead Town on Sunday and Bartlett hopes to give the fans something to cheer about.

He said: “The fans have been brilliant. Now they go to games thinking we can beat anyone.”

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