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DIVISION TWO PREVIEW: Top verses bottom at Atworth
3:00pm Friday 28th September 2012 in News
Staverton have the chance to extend their lead at the top of Division Two this weekend when they play host to bottom of the table Wren FC and it really hard to see anything other a victory for the home team who, after putting ten past FC North Wiltshire last weekend, should be in the goals again.
The visitors to Atworth have won just once in their previous 18 outings.
Kings Arms (All Cannings) looked to have found some form in recent weeks and their trip to Chippenham West End should be a fascinating contest as the latter go into the game on the back of a emphatic 6-2 success over top flight Semington Rovers in the Knockout cup.
If West End can rediscover that form then Kings Arms will pose few problems for them, but Jim Wilson’s side will have other ideas with both Simon Drewitt & Shaun Jefferies hitting form in front of goal, they may claim a share of the points.
Somerford and Goatacre are no strangers to each other and with one win apiece from their two meetings last term they appear to be equally matched.
Both teams have made positive starts to the new campaign and this fixture, although early in the season, will be a good test for them.
For the winners it will see them put down an early marker as both sides are tipped to be in the mix come next May - a draw looks a good bet.
Miller Sports travel to Stanley Park this weekend for their meeting with Sutton Benger hopeful for an immediate return to winning ways after last Sunday’s defeat to Kings Arms.
But if the recent meetings between the sides are anything to go by, it should be Benger who emerge triumphant for a third successive game.
Clive Black’s White Horse side were left frustrated with Pack Horse Rangers' inability to raise a team for the Knockout cup clash last weekend, so they will be looking to take their frustration out on GRFC when the sides meet at Leighton Sports Ground this Sunday.
GRFC have never lost to their hosts but this new-look White Horse side should have enough firepower to claim their first victory over Tam Laidlaw’s team.