Preview: Weymouth vs Worthing, 16/08/22

Worthing Football Club continue their Vanamara National South campaign with a trip to Dorset to face Weymouth this evening at the Bob Lucas Stadium.

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Weymouth
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Worthing
  • Colbran (40')
  • Pearce (70', 80')
National League South Tuesday 16th August, 2022

The fixture comes after the Reds won their first match in the second tier of the non-league pyramid, defeating Welling United by four goals to two in an entertaining affair in south east London:

Callum Kealy put Worthing 1-0 up in the fifth minute, but that intial lead only lasted two minutes as Tyrique Hyde equalised for the hosts in the seventh.

Lewis White opened his account for the club in the 19th to help the reds regain the lead, before Joe Rye doubled the advantage seven minutes later.

Ade Azeez pulled another goal back for Welling to put them within a goal of Worthing at the interval, before Kealy scored his second and the visitors’ fourth in the 57th minute to ensure three points on the road.

Meanwhile, hosts Weymouth are still in search of their first victory of the new season having been relegated from the National League last season, losing their opening games to Tonbridge Angels and Ebsfleet United respectively.

Supporter information

Ticket information

Tickets can be purchased on the gate on matchday, or online via Weymouth’s website. 

Adults – £15.00
Concessions – £10.00
Students – £7.00

*Concession (£10.00 tickets are for: Over 65, Registered Disabled or members of the Armed Forces ONLY. You may be asked for proof on the turnstiles for concession tickets or other age banded tickets. 

Under 7’s and Carers are FREE.

*Students – Please ensure you bring suitable Photo ID to prove you are a student.

*Under 16’s – proof of age may be required.

Tickets that have been ordered for collection on the matchday are available from the WFC Staff on the main reception front door.

Directions 

Address
Bob Lucas Stadium,
Radipole Lane
Weymouth
Dorset
DT4 9XJ

Directions from the North and East
From the A35 Dorchester By-pass, take the A354 towards Weymouth at the roundabout next to Dorchester Town FC.
In about 2 miles at the top of Ridgeway you will be on the new Weymouth Relief Road and enjoy fine views across the town and bay.

At the first roundabout you come to take the 2nd exit and follow the A354 ‘Town Centre’ signs. At the 2nd roundabout turn right for ‘Town Centre’.

At the 3rd roundabout you will start to see the ‘Wessex Stadium’ signs (signs haven’t been changed to Bob Lucas Stadium). Take the 2nd exit keeping on the A354 and follow these signs. At the next roundabout, Chafeys, take the 3rd exit for B3157 and follow the signs for ‘Wessex Stadium’.

You will start to see the Stadium in front of you. Take the 3rd exit at the next roundabout and into the stadium car park.

Travelling to Weymouth by Train

Public Transport
There is an hourly service To/From London Waterloo (approx. 2hrs 45miins journey) via Southampton run by South Western Railway and a more infrequent service To/From Bristol Temple Meads (approx. 2hrs 30mins journey) via Westbury and Yeovil run by Great Western Railway.

www.southwesternrailway.co.uk – South Western Trains

www.gwr.co.uk – Great Western Railway

www.thetrainline.com – Rail Enquiries and Tickets

Directions to the Bob Lucas Stadium if arriving by train
Weymouth railway station is situated in King Street which is 2 miles from the Bob Lucas Stadium, so unless you fancy a hike the following are recommended.
Taxis:

If you want to get to the ground early to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the bar and catering facilities, your best bet is to catch a taxi. They are reasonably priced compared to a lot of towns and if there are 3/4 of you (or more if you can get an 8 seater) it can be cheaper and quicker to get a taxi. It will cost approximately £6/£7 from the station/town to the ground.

Taxis are available from the rank located on the station forecourt.

Alternatively Weyline Taxis are located in Queen Street, outside the station between The Railway Tavern and Giant Pot.

If you are visiting many of the fine hostelries in town, there is a taxi rank outside The Swan (Wetherspoons), or the following taxi firms have offices in town:

Weyline Taxis (01305 777777)

Fleetline (01305 784252)

Bee Cars (01305 775151)

Weytax (01305 773636 or 783636)

Buses:

You can catch the following First Bus Route (although taxi is recommended for convenience if there are a few of you to share costs and you get dropped off right outside the ground).

No. 3 Hereford Road – This route has a 15 minute frequency during the day but no service during the evening. Ask for Radipole Lane which is a 6/7 minute stroll along Radipole Lane to the Wessex Stadium. Returning to the station, simply catch the same bus from the same bus stop you get off at.

In the evening it is No 8 Chickerell, which is only hourly and there isn’t really a suitable return service as it goes by different route.

The buses can be caught from King Street Roundabout just a few minutes from the station. Head out of the station and turn right down King Street. Cross over and turn left at the roundabout. The Bus Stop is located next to the roundabout in front of the Bus Garage. Both routes go via the Town Centre and pick up at Commercial Road (behind Debenhams) and Town Bridge at the harbour end of St Thomas Street.

How to Follow

If you can’t make the game you can follow the game via the club’s Twitter account