BOSS Gordon Bartlett has called on Wealdstone fans to make Grosvenor Vale a cauldron of noise for this weekend’s vital clash with Concord Rangers.

Both sides have ambitions of promotion from the Ryman Premier and only a few points separate the two teams as the season reaches its climax.

More than 300 Stones supporters made the trip to Brighton on Saturday for another crunch match, as league leaders Whitehawk were held to a 1-1 draw.

Bartlett paid tribute to the travelling fans in the wake of the Hawks result and the experienced manager reckons every one of those fans played their part in the result.

Another big performance is needed from the crowd this weekend for the visit of Rangers and Bartlett insists his team’s ‘12th man’ could be the key to Wealdstone’s progression.

“Our support on Saturday was absolutely brilliant,” said Bartlett. “I walked down the tunnel with their captain for the start of the second-half and he told me he thought our supporters were fantastic.

“When they get behind us like that, it’s like having a 12th man and I’m sure their support was a big factor in the way we played in the second-half. We were dominant and I’d love to have won it for them.

“Each game now is very important to us. It’s another massive game on Saturday and I am calling on everyone who went to Whitehawk to please come down to the Vale on Saturday and bring a mate because we’re going to need everybody.

“It’s a massive game because, if we win, we put distance between us, and if we don’t then they catch us up. They’re in a better position than us with the games they’ve got in hand. If we can keep winning, I don’t think they’ll keep up with us.”

Skipper Wes Parker, who was unavailable for Wednesday’s trip to Thurrock due to work commitments, will miss out again in the six-pointer with Concord.

The defender picked up a booking against Whitehawk that means he will now miss the next two matches through suspension.

Chris O’Leary and Chris Moore begin bans on April 23, when Wealdstone travel to Mark Harper’s Hampton and Richmond Borough.