CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION TWO PREVIEW: Top sides face tricky matches (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION TWO PREVIEW: Top sides face tricky matches
2:30pm Friday 1st March 2013 in News
BOTH Staverton and Goatacre CC FC, who are leading the chase for the Division Two title, have dropped what could prove to be vital points over the last two weekends.
Staverton, who were 3-1 up against Chippenham West End last Sunday, were held to a 3-3 draw and Goatacre, who lost to Somerford the previous week can both look forward to tricky games this Sunday
Staverton host Sutton Benger, who they beat 4-2 back in December and Aaron Latchem’s side will be favourites to take maximum points for a second time.
But Benger, who have been inconsistent this term, could actually get a draw from what should be another close contest.
Goatacre CC, who are currently in second spot will be confident that come Sunday afternoon they will have put their woes of the last two weeks behind them.
Sam Parish takes his Goatacre side to the Beeches, Shaw for their first meeting of the season with Miller Sports and a quick look at the table would see that Miller have a mountain to climb if they are to have any chance causing what would be a massive upset.
That said Goatacre, who just nicked a victory from Wren last week, look vulnerable and could drop more points, especially if Miller have a good day.
Chippenham West End and GRFC go head-to-head at the pitch they share in Sutton Benger.
West End are down in fifth spot, but with games in hand on the sides above them they could actually feature in May’s sprint for a top-two finish.
Leighton’s Joyce’s side won a seven-goal thriller when the teams last met and they should maintain their charge for a top two pacing with what is likely to be a more convincing victory.
Basement side Wren FC will hope that home advantage will see their latest bid to claim their first win of the campaign end in success.
Carl Murray’s side, who are looking to end a 17-game losing run, host an out-of-sorts Kings Arms (All Cannings), who will be buoyed by their fine performance against Goatacre last which they lost 3-2 after being 2-0 ahead.
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