The Southern Premier South champions spent four seasons away from the National South, claimed their first league title since 1992 and first promotion for twenty years. The Seagulls were flying high from day one going ten games unbeaten, including a 7-0 win over Harrow Borough, before tasting their only defeat in the opening seventeen fixtures. Although they weren’t as prolific in the second half of the season, Weston-super-Mare only lost five matches in the league and had the tightest defence. At home they racked up fifty points, the joint highest with fellow promoted side Truro City and scored more than any other team in the division. Before relegation to the Southern League in 2019, the Seagulls were an ever-present club in the National South since its beginnings fifteen years earlier.

2022/2023 Season
Southern Premier South: 1st
F.A Cup: 4th Qualifying Round
F.A Trophy: 1st Round
County Cup: Quarter-Final
Top League Scorer: Dayle Grubb (20 goals)

Manager – Scott Bartlett

In his second spell as manager of Weston-super-Mare, Bartlett has made the West Country his home. His playing career included time at Cirencester Town, then Salisbury City where he played over 400 times for the Whites winning the Southern Premier League and National South playoffs. His first time at Weston-super-Mare started in 2009 and later he was to return as manager. As caretaker boss at Forest Green Rovers, he guided the club to the National League playoff final prior to his first spell as manager of the Seagulls. His second stint at the Woodspring Stadium has brought a Southern Premier South title. 

Summer Transfers

Focusing on keeping the Southern Premier League title squad together most of the side have been retained, including top scorer Dayle Grubb and the experienced duo of Marlon Jackson and Reuben Reid. Meanwhile, Rex Mannings from Bath City and James Soule from Alvechurch have been added to the group, whilst Harry Lee and Ed James will be on loan from Exeter City. Player assistant manager Scott Laird has departed after four years at the club.

Transfers In Transfers Out
James Soule (Alvechurch) Noah Coppin (Salisbury)
Harry Lee (Exeter City) Olly Mehew (Merthyr Town)
Ed James (Exeter City) Scott Laird (retired)
Rex Mannings (Bath City) Jack Holmes
  Nat Williams
  Ben Griffith

Head to Head

Dartford wins: 9 / Weston-super-Mare wins: 4 / Draws: 4

Previous Matches

Weston-super-Mare 3 – 1 Dartford (06/04/2019 – National South)
Dartford 2 – 1 Weston-super-Mare (29/09/2018 – National South)
Dartford 3 – 1 Weston-super-Mare (07/04/2018 – National South)
Weston-super-Mare 3 – 0 Dartford (23/09/2017 – National South)
Dartford 3 – 2 Weston-super-Mare (17/01/2017 – National South)
Weston-super-Mare 2 – 4 Dartford (26/11/2016 – F.A Trophy)

Next Meetings

Dartford v Weston-super-Mare – Saturday 14th October 2023
Weston-super-Mare v Dartford – Saturday 6th January 2024


  • The home side has won each of the last five league games in this fixture. The Darts recorded the last league away win in August 2016
  • Dartford are unbeaten at home against the Seagulls winning the last four (W5, D3)
  • The Darts have lost in their last two league visits to the Woodspring Stadium

Match Highlights – 2018/2019

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Highlights courtesy of Dartford FC TV – away fixture unavailable