CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION PREVIEW: Tricky game for polesitters Biddestone (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION PREVIEW: Tricky game for polesitters Biddestone
1:00pm Friday 12th October 2012 in News
SEVEN weeks into their defence of their S.K. Fruits Limited Chippenham Sunday League Premier Division title, Dan Lardner’s Biddestone Social side are sitting pretty at the top of the standings.
If they can beat AFC Melksham this weekend in their first of back-to-back meetings for two of this campaign’s fancied sides they will move a step closer to claiming a hat trick of top-flight titles.
It may be early days but Biddestone, who won both encounters between the teams last term, look in good shape as they bid for an unprecedented league, Knockout and Wilts Sunday Cup treble.
If as expected they beat Melksham then in would put them in good shape before next weeks reverse fixture at Yatton Road.
Bug & Spider FC will host Semington Rovers this Sunday and the only thing on the mind of Marcus Lovesey’s side will be revenge as Rovers beat their hosts 8-6 a week ago.
Bug’s manager Lovesey put his teams defeat down to them being hung-over from his wedding party the previous night and he has stated if his team fail to win this week's game he will step down as boss of last term's Knockout Cup winners.
The match is unlikely to provide as many goals but Lovesey may be looking for a new challenge come Sunday afternoon as Rovers could repeat last week's win.
A week on from their victory over Westbury Rangers, FC Jager will again return to Meadow Lane looking to claim a quick-fire double triumph over Shaun Gardiner’s side which will almost certainly end their hosts' chances of winning the title but would give their own hopes a massive shot in the arm.
Last week's game was arguably spoilt with two cheap sending-offs for Rangers which effectively killed the game off as Jager went on to win 6-1 against nine men.
Prior to this, the game was shaping up to be an even affair. Rangers will be keen to avenge that loss and will have more than a great chance of doing that with 11 vs 11.
Derek Wheeler is suspended for Rangers, which will be a blow for them, as he was the star of the show last week, scoring Rangers' only goal of the game.
If both teams can maintain their discipline, this should be a close game which could swing either way.
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