On Our Wey
SOME things you need to know about Argyle’s penultimate home pre-season friendly against Weymouth on Saturday...
WEYMOUTH play in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division, Step 3 in the National League System, the seventh tier of the English pyramid. Last season, they finished seventh in the 24-team division, four points outside the play-offs and 16 points behind champions Poole.
JASON Matthews is Weymouth's current manager. His predecessors have included: Frank O'Farrell, Dietmar Bruck, Trevor Senior, Graham Carr, Neil Webb, Steve Claridge, John Hollins and Bobby Gould.
HOME for Weymouth since 1987 has been the Bob Lucas Stadium. Its capacity is 6,600 – 900 of which are seated.
FORMER Pilgrims to have played for Weymouth include: Paul Adcock, Martin Barlow, Chris Curran, Paul Gibbs, Tony James and Bondz N'Gala.
SATURDAY’S match kicks off at 3pm. Admission is £8 for adults, £5 for concessions, including disabled fans (carers free) and £1 for children.
WEYMOUTH’S nickname is the Terras, coined because of their original terracotta coloured kit.
THE distance from Home Park to the Bob Lucas Stadium is 98.7 miles and the journey by car should take two hours and two minutes. Weymouth train station is approximately two miles from the ground.
ARGYLE last played at Weymouth in July 2014, when the two sides drew 2-2 in front of a crowd of 647. Nathan Thomas equalised Weymouth's early opener from a penalty after Aaron Bentley was fouled but former Pilgrim Stewart Yetton put the home side ahead again before half-time. Argyle's second equaliser came from Kelvin Mellor in the second half. Of the 19 Pilgrims on duty that afternoon, only two –Luke McCormick and Ben Purrington – still play for the club.
CURRENT Pilgrim Gary Sawyer spent a short spell on loan to the Terras after signing professional forms for Argyle as a 17-year old in 2002.
WEYMOUTH'S squad includes four former Pilgrims: Jordan Copp, who also works for the Argyle Community Trust; Mark Moseley; Dan Smith; and Stewart Yetton. Yetton's older brother, Kevin, was player-manager of Argyle's opponents in their previous pre-season game, Elburton Villa.
THE Terras were formed in 1890 and won the Dorset Cup for the first three years of their existence.
WEYMOUTH reached the third round of the FA Cup in 1949 before losing 4-0 to Manchester United at Old Trafford.
TONY Agana, Steve Claridge, Jimmy Glass and Dean Holdsworth have all played for Weymouth.