Friday 31st October..........this weekend its cup ties for two of our sides with the first team taking on STOCKWOOD GREEN at Alvington in the Somerset Senior Cup and the Under 18s playing away to BRIDPORT in the Dorset FA Youth Cup. On saturday the visit of Stockwood Green in the first round of the Senior Cup should be interesting. Our visitors hail from Bristol and play in the Somerset County League Premier Division. They got off to a bad start in the league this season but have recovered a bit of form lately as a 5-0 drubbing of Ilminster Town two weeks ago showed. These are always hard matches but with home advantage I would hope Westlands could edge through this round. Its always nice to have a good run in this cup as it takes you to new places and we have a good record to protect having been to the final three times in the last 10 years, winning the trophy twice. I would hope the lads are up for it tomorrow and it should be an excellent game. Now the clocks have gone back the kick-off's are early now and this one starts at 1.45 pm.
Also on saturday the reserves have a Dorset Div 1 league match away to Poundbury Rovers. Our opponents have only played three times this season and have lost all three so it's hopefully a game we can win. Sports drew again last week so we really need three points this week if we are to stay in touch with the leaders. As usual a lot will depend on who is available but whoever plays we will expect a good result and three valuable points.
On sunday its a trip to Beaminster for the Under 18 side to play Bridport in the county cup. We drew with Bridport 3-3 at their place early in the season in a tough league match so we can expect nothing less this time round. I'm sure the lads will give it all they've got this week and I am confident we can get a result. It's a 1.30 pm kick-off for this one.
YOUTH TEAM LOSE
Monday 27th October..........our Under 18 side made the long trip to Bournemouth yesterday and then produced a lack-lustre display to lose 1-0 to Bournemouth Poppies. Sports never got going and a goal midway through the second half sealed our fate.