CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION TWO: Derby day duel for Southwick and Staverton (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION TWO: Derby day duel for Southwick and Staverton
2:00pm Friday 1st February 2013 in News
DIVISION Two pole sitters Staverton will lock horns with near neighbours Southwick Wanderers in what promises to be an intriguing contest that on paper should go the way of leaders who have lost just once in 12 games.
It would be a massive shock if Aaron Latchem’s side didn’t pick up another two points as they continue their quest for a hat-trick of titles.
Goatacre CC FC can claim a share of top. They trail Staverton having scored fewer goals and they will be looking to put that right when they visit GRFC for what could be a tricky outing if the last meeting of the teams is anything to go by.
Back in November the cricketers scraped their way to a nervy 3-2 win but the reverse clash is expected to be one-way traffic that sees the visitors to Sutton Benger coast home.
Miller Sports have suffered the loss of four home fixtures due to the rain or snow and unless things improve considerably they are likely to suffer another postponement this Sunday.
They are scheduled to host Kings Arms (All Cannings) and if Miller were to win it would be an even greater surprise as they lost the earlier encounter 6-2 and they are predicted to lose this one.
Somerford avoided a potentianl banana skin last weekend with a win over Southwick Wanderers to keep their outside chance of finishing in the top two alive.
But it will be a case of out of the fire and into the frying pan this Sunday as Spike Chandler’s side welcome fellow villagers Sutton Benger to their Great Somerford base.
It is a game the hosts should win but Benger could just nick a point from what should be a close match.
Bottom of the table Wren FC will have it all to do if they are to claim their first win of the season this weekend.
Next up for Carl Murray’s side are Clive Black’s promotion chasing White Horse side, who have not played since their 7-0 drubbing of Chippenham West End at the start of the year.
Wren’s last outing saw them beaten 8-2 by the leaders and it would be a major shock if White Horse didn’t add a few more goals to their already impressive tally of 54 from nine games.
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