CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION TWO PREVIEW: Top sides face potential banana skins (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION TWO PREVIEW: Top sides face potential banana skins
2:00pm Friday 25th January 2013 in News
WITH the race to become Division Two champions looking as if it will go the distance, both joint leaders Staverton FC and Goatacre CC FC face tricky games at the weekend.
The latter’s trip to Sutton Benger is a potential banana skin to the cricketers' hopes of staying neck and neck with Aaron Latchem’s side.
Benger may not be the team they were last term, but they have already taken a point from the visitors to Stanley Park this term and if Goatacre should underestimate their hosts, who have won just once in six outings, they could lose ground in the title race.
Leaders Staverton travel to GRFC looking for a second win of the season over Tam Laidlaw’s side who they beat 5-1 way back in September.
Latchem’s side have lost just once this term and they will be confident of picking up another win against their hosts.
Somerford may be just four points away from an automatic promotion spot, but in truth their chances of a top two finish look to have disappeared.
Spike Chandler’s side won’t give up the chase but their trip to Southwick Wanderers, who they have already beaten 6-0, ought to be a lot closer than it was when the sides met in October.
Although their last two outings have ended in defeat Southwick have won three from six but for them t owin this one they will have to conjure up something special which may be beyond them.
Clive Black’s White Horse side are another who can be classed a promotion hopefuls.
Black’s side go head-to-head with Kings Arms (All Cannings) in what is undoubtedly the match of the day in the division.
When the teams last met White Horse won an 11-goal thriller 6-5 and if this game has half as much excitement it should be another classic.
The hosts must win to keep their promotion hopes alive, and although Kings Arms should give them a real test they should prevail for a second time against Jim Wilson’s side.
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