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Match details: Wealdstone FC versus Torquay United
Venue: Grosvenor Vale, Ruislip
Date: Saturday 26th February 2022
Current Form (last six):
Wealdstone: D – L – W – W – L – L
Torquay: W – L – W – W – D – D
Josh Umerah (10)
Torquay: Armani Little (10)
Wealdstone fact file:
Year founded: 1899
Nickname: The Stones
Last season’s league finish: 19th in National League
Alliance Premier League/Conference/National League:
National League South:
Isthmian League Premier Division:
Manager: Stuart Maynard
Stuart Maynard is currently in his first full campaign in charge of Wealdstone after he replaced Dean Brennan after he was initially appointed as caretaker manager midway through the 2020-21 season. He had previously worked alongside Brennan at Hemel Hempstead Town, Billericay Town and Kingstonian. Maynard also had a playing spell with the Stones in the 1999-00 season, following his release by Watford, and spent the bulk of his time as a player in the South-East non-league scene.
Player to watch: Josh Umerah
A familiar face to Gulls fans from his spell at Plainmoor last season, Josh Umerah joined United in the summer of 2020 from Ebbsfleet United. He had previously started out with Charlton Athletic and had loan spells with Kilmarnock, Wycombe Wanderers and Boreham Wood.
During his season at Plainmoor, Umerah scored four goals in 29 appearances in all competitions – including one in United’s 6-5 defeat in the FA Cup first round tie against Crawley Town.
He is currently the Stones’ top scorer with ten goals.
Date of Birth: 8th March 1997 – 24 Years Old
Former Clubs: Charlton, Kilmarnock, Wycombe, Boreham Wood, Ebbsfleet, Torquay
National League Stats 21-22: Played 27, 10 Goals, Yellow/Red Cards ,0
Wealdstone: Matt Buse, Josh Umerah
Last meeting: Saturday 2nd October 2021, Torquay United 5 Wealdstone 0
Torquay United made it two home wins out of two as they produced a five-star display to defeat Wealdstone.
Inspired by a brace from Dan Holman and a stunning solo strike from centre back Joe Lewis, the Gulls hit five goals past the Stones with a display that manager Gary Johnson felt everyone played their part in.
Torquay (3-5-1-1): MacDonald; Wynter, J Lewis, Moxey (Omar 75); O’Connell, Little, Hall (Rogers 69), Lapslie, Martin; Lemonheigh-Evans (Lolos 59); Holman
Wealdstone (3-5-2): Wickens; Cook, Barker, Tavares (Stevens 73); Eleftheriou, Charles, Elito (Buse 35), Cooper, Wishart (Bird 35); D Lewis, Umerah