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Wealdstone FC to welcome three National League giants in bid to avenge FA Cup exit

Wealdstone’s turn their attention back to National League action after a disappointing cup exit, with a series of enticing home fixtures against three giants of the National League who are all expected to be pushing for promotion come the end of the season.

Stuart Maynard’s side have made an excellent start to their 2022-23 National League campaign, but they face three tough tests in a row at The Vale. Top of the table Notts County, big spenders Chesterfield and Hollywood-owned Wrexham will all come to Wealdstone’s Ruislip home in the next three weeks.

A bumper crowd is expected for the visit of high-flying Notts County, the world’s oldest professional club, who currently sit top of the National League on the back of 4 straight league victories. County visit Grosvenor Vale on Tuesday 25th October and will be keen to bounce back following their shock FA cup defeat to Coalville and in Macaulay Langstaff have the National league’s top scorer with 15 goals in 13 games with a record that has earnt him the nickname the ‘Non-League Haaland’ amongst County fans.

Chesterfield also have lofty ambitions and they visit The Vale two weeks later on Tuesday 8th November. The Spireites’ season got off to a great start but form has dipped in recent weeks and they currently sit fourth looking to bounce back after 3 disappointing league defeats in a row to Maidenhead, Dagenham and Eastleigh.

Four days later, on Saturday 12th November, powerhouses Wrexham, come to town. Owned by famous American actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, sponsored by corporate giants TikTok and fresh from the release of the Disney +documentary ‘Welcome to Wrexham’, many Wrexham players are now household names. Star striker Paul Mullin has 11 goals in 13 games this season whilst striking partner Ollie Palmer has eight from 13.

Wealdstone currently sit in 9th place and the 5 goals conceded at Boreham Wood were out of a character for a team with the 3rd tightest defence in the National League. One positive to come from the game was the improving form of striker Olufela Olomola who now has three goals in his last three appearances, as well as the promising performances of new striker Simeon Akinola who has scored two goals in his first two appearances for the club.

Tickets for the upcoming fixtures can be purchased online via the club’s website and are priced at just £17 for adults, £12 concessions, £10 for next-gen (18–23-year-olds) and £7 for under 18s.

Wealdstone FC are next in action on Saturday with a short away trip to newly promoted Dorking before facing Notts County at home on Tuesday 26th October.