Westies eager to get back in action

Westfield Football Club will be itching to beat the weather and return to action this coming Saturday.

Thursday, 14th December 2017, 4:47 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 10:27 pm
Westfield Football Club joint manager Jack Stapley.

The Westies are due to host Upper Beeding in Macron Store Southern Combination Football League Division Two. Kick-off at The Parish Field is 2pm.

Westfield’s scheduled visit from Montpelier Villa last weekend was postponed as a small section of the pitch at the road end was frozen. The club has bought some frost covers in the hope of avoiding a repeat of the problem.

Last weekend’s postponement was frustrating for Westfield, who were keen to build on the previous weekend’s 6-0 victory away to Clymping and would’ve fielded what joint manager Jack Stapley described as probably their best side all season.

Stapley, nonetheless, expects to select from a similar group of players as ninth-placed Westfield take on sixth-placed Upper Beeding. Recent recruit Jacob Shelton should be in the squad after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Stapley said: “They’re maybe not the best side in the league, but they play the best football. We beat them twice at home last season coming from behind, and I think it suits us when teams try and play against us.”

Westfield had hoped to squeeze in a friendly against Hailsham Town yesterday (Wednesday), but the weather put paid to that match as well.