Wealdstone bounced back from their weekend defeat to Torquay United in perfect fashion by beating Gloucester City 2-0 on Monday night.

Strikers Bradley Bubb and David Pratt scored a goal apiece to ensure the Stones remain in the play off places after 14 games.

First team coach Mike Percival took charge of the team in place of the missing Bobby Wilkinson and the Stones got off to a bright start with Fumnaya Shomotum’s free kick being turned away, while captain Jerome Okimo’s diving header was blocked on the line.

The match opened up after the re-start, with Gloucester’s Joe Parker stinging the palms of Jonathan North early on, and the Stones would hit the front in the 55th minute.

Pratt picked up the ball on the right hand side and played in the onrushing Bubb, who fired an unstoppable volley over goalkeeper Adam Przbek from 25-yards to hand the Ruislip based side a deserved lead.

An excellent tackle from Spencer Hamilton prevented Hudson-Odoi from doubling Wealdstone’s advantage soon after, before Godfrey Poku tested Przbek with a powerful effort in the dying minutes.

But the Stones would seal the victory late on and this time the roles were reversed, as Bubb set-up strike partner Pratt to slam home.

First team coach Percival said: “It was a scrappy game, I thought the boys looked slightly fatigued. But what we’ve done well is responded brilliantly. I’m so proud of the group and how they’ve responded in the circumstances so credit to everyone.”

That result was the perfect response to Saturday’s defeat against Torquay United, who ran out comfortable 3-0 winners at the Vale.

Gary Johnson’s side started strongly and would have gone ahead from the penalty spot if it weren’t for a brilliant save from North, who quickly recovered to prevent Torquay from converting the rebound as well.

But that proved to be a temporary reprieve for the Stones, who trailed at the break thanks to Opi Edwards’ goal on the stroke of half-time and things went from bad to worse just two minutes after the restart when George Essuman headed home from close-range.

Jamie Reid then sealed the victory for the visitors with eight minutes remaining to make it four wins in a row for Gary Johnson’s side.