Wealdstone want to continue solid start to new term with victory on trip to Dartford
PUBLISHED: 14:00 17 August 2018
Stones beat Woking 1-0 on Monday night after losing by same score at Billericay Town last Saturday
Wealdstone will look to continue their bright start to the new Vanarama National League South season when they visit Dartford on Saturday.
Stones have taken seven points from a possible 12 so far this term, a return which seems them among the early frontrunners in the division.
Bobby Wilkinson’s men earned a fine 1-0 win on Monday night at home to high-flying Woking, but the hosts left it late to triumph.
Summer signing Matty Lench scored late on from the penalty spot to hand the Grosvenor Vale outfit all three points.
It was a welcome win for Wealdstone, who lost 1-0 at title favourites Billericay Town on Saturday — their only defeat of the season to date.
Wilkinson has long said he wishes his side to be judged after 20 games this term, but even the Stones boss acknowledges things look good for his team after four matches.
“I’m very pleased with the seven points we have so far,” Wilkinson told the National League website after beating Woking.
“I’m disappointed we didn’t get anything at Billericay because we played just as well was we did against Woking, but that’s football.
“I always say we’ll take it game-by-game and that’s the old cliché. Against Woking, I just wanted another three points.
“I wanted to see if we could we stay in the mix, see if we could we close the gap to the top of the table and we did.”
The Wealdstone squad has seen plenty of change over the summer as Wilkinson looks to build a side capable on improving on last year’s mid-table finish.
The new players looked to have gelled together well so far this term, and the Stones boss believes that is because everyone has brought into what the club are trying to do.
“Last year was very different because it wasn’t completely my side,” he added.
“This year, you have to be a robot off the ball, but we want you to play when you’ve got it.
“Everyone is playing for everyone; there are no superstars here and it’s all about togetherness, fighting out there to win games.”
Wealdstone will hope their fight secures a win at Dartford.