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DIVISION FOUR PREVIEW: Youngsters eyeing pole position
5:00pm Friday 28th September 2012 in News
After suffering a heavy Knockout cup loss to first division FC Boroughs last weekend, Dudley Philpott will be hoping that the youngsters of FC United of Chippenham can refocus on their Division four campaign when they host current table-toppers and local rivals Old Road FC at Stanley Park.
What should be an entertaining game will have an extra edge as a win for United would see them move to the top of the table, but with Old Road desperate to hold on to the number one spot for another week, the points could go their way with a low-scoring win.
FC North Wiltshire, who were tipped to be among those sides challenging for silverware this season, haven’t had the best of starts with just one win in their four league and cup matches to date.
Next up for North Wilts is a visit from Crossblades FC, who themselves have yet to pick up a point in the league, but after their thrilling cup win over Melksham Cosmos last weekend things could be looking up for Tim Chilton’s side but it will take something special from the visitors to Leafy Lane to pick up points from this encounter.
Sportzcoach Dragonz United's only league match to date resulted in an opening day victory.
Since then, defeats in cup competitions may have dented their spirits but they have a good chance to get back to winning ways when they visit Trowbridge Rangers (Sunday).
Rangers are currently in third spot and will want to consolidate their place in the standings, which will be a big ask as Dragonz ought to claim victory in this one.
Pig & Whistle United B may have suffered an opening day defeat but since then Adrian Skinner’s side have looked impressive in their following two league outings, with victories over Trowbridge Rangers and FC North Wiltshire.
And with Trowbridge Town Supporters Club next up for the Melksham-based side, they will fancy their chances of getting at least a point from their trip to Bratton.
Trowbridge were brilliant a few weeks ago when they beat Christian Malford and a repeat performance from Kevin Williams' side could see them claim what would be their first win in six league outing.