The beauty of the early stages of any season is that you don’t tend to have to wait long after a setback to have an opportunity to put things right again.
That is once again the case as the Hoops have a Tuesday night opportunity to get back to winning ways this week as Weymouth make the long trip to Oxfordshire for a 19:45 kick-off at Marsh Lane.
Despite this being a first ever meeting between the sides at Step 2, the sides are renewing the rivalries that last saw them battle out in the Southern League in 2011/12. Back then, the sides won at their respective homes, a 1-0 win for Weymouth at the Bob Lucas Stadium, before Oxford City returned the favour later in the season with a 2-0 win at Marsh Lane.
Of course 2011/12 was a fond season for Oxford City fans as that saw their promotion into the then Conference North, before the sideways move to the National League South for the 2015/16 campaign.
The Terras returned to the National League South in the 2019/20 campaign, after a successful Southern League campaign in 2018/19 that saw them finish champions. Just one season earlier, they were part of a remarkable ending to the Southern League that saw them finish with 97 points, which was only enough for a 5th place finish! In fact the top five were so dominant that season, there was a 19 point gap between 5th and 6th!
Weymouth have had a good start to Step 2 return as they currently sit 7th after 7 matches. However, they have only picked up one point in their previous three games, these coming from a 1-1 draw against Tonbridge on Saturday, which were preceded by defeats against Chippenham (1-0) and Wealdstone (4-3), the latter being dubbed by many spectators as one of the best matches even seen at this level.
Prior to this, they had picked up wins against Dartford (3-1), Chelmsford (4-1) and Maidstone (2-1), whilst they also managed to pick up draws against Slough Town and Bath City, both ending 1-1.
The Hoops head into the match following defeat against one of the favourites for the title, as the fell to a 3-0 reverse at home to Havant & Waterlooville. However you have to look less than a week earlier for success as a fantastic second half comeback saw the Hoops beat Bath City 2-1 at Twerton Park to register their second league win of the campaign.
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