PREVIEW: Sheerwater vs Alton



Sheerwater entertain Hampshire based league counterparts Alton at the Eastwood Centre, GU21 5RF. Kick off is 3pm in the Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Premier South.


TEAM NEWS


New signing Matt Stockill is sidelined for a few weeks with a cut on his shin.


Will Frank is out through a hamstring problem for at least a couple of weeks while Alfie Gibbons is expected to miss Saturday's game with a groin strain.


SHEERS PREVIEW


Last week Sheerwater were in Isuzu FA Vase action. The Sheers were cruelly beaten on penalties by Brimscombe & Thrupp after a late penalty took the game to a nervy penalty shoot-out. It was again a message from the dugout of clinical finishing proving to be the thing that separates us and our last few opponents.


The Sheers have played just three league games in the new 2022/23 season, finding just one win and recording two defeats since the league season started in August. This includes 4-0 and 2-1 defeats to Raynes Park Vale and Redhill, respectively.


OUR OPPOSITION


Alton have had a mixed start to the new season, with just 1 win from their opening 6 league games, coming last weekend in a 2-1 victory at home to Horley Town, alongside their cup defeats.


Last season, Alton concluded the 2021/22 campaign in 10th position in the 22 team Wessex League Premier Division.


Earlier this season, Baffins Milton Rovers were triumphant in a 4-1 win over Saturday's visitors, in the Extra Preliminary Round of the Emirates FA Cup.


In August 2022, the Hampshire club exited the Isuzu FA Vase at the 1st Qualifying Round stage.


MATCH INFO


Kick off is 3pm at the Eastwood Leisure Centre, Woking, Surrey, GU21 5RF


Admission for this game is £7 for adults, £4 for concessions and FREE for under 16's.


The club's brand new, redesigned official matchday programme will be on sale from the turnstile for just £2. The new programme features an 'A to Z' interview feature with Danilo Cadete, we get to know a bit more about kitman Jamie McGarrity, regular messages by chairman Ollie Royan and first team manager Michael Herbert, as well as a refreshed club history page. Club secretary Trevor Wenden provides his regular update and recalls the highs and lows of supporting his beloved Fulham in his new column titled 'Trevor's Diaries'.


Sheerwater will wear their all-blue and white home kit while our visitors are expected to wear white shirts, black shorts and black socks.


COVERAGE


Supporters unable to make Saturday's game can follow the club's Twitter @SheerwaterFC feed for live text match commentary from the first to last whistle, bringing you goal news, a match report following the final whistle and hopefully post-match reaction.


We encourage as many local people to come down and support the lads on Saturday.

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