15th Feb – Weekend Preview

Premier Division

A massive couple of weeks coming up with all top sides playing each other. By the end of February the table could potentially look completely different.

This starts tomorrow as Blunsdon (4th) host Nalgo Sports (3rd). The former having been knocked out of the wilts cup last week whilst missing 3 penalties will be fired up and ready to bounce back against a Nalgo team who have recently hit a purple patch and find themselves undefeated this year.

Leaders Globe will be looking to keep the 4 point gap ahead of last season’s champions Ruby Removal. Globe are hosting Supermarine Dev who played their last game on 25th Jan.

Rubys travel to Sportz Central, who after beating the Globe 2 weeks ago, fell to Wroughton Reserves last weekend 3-1.

Not only are both the Globe and Ruby fighting for the title, it seems both strikers are fighting for the Golden Boot as well. Lee Smith (Globe) has 32 in 11 and Devan Bryan (Ruby) has 29 in 11. Will they both be adding to those tallies this weekend?

Highworth Development will be looking to put last weeks result behind them as Wroughton travel to Coleshill. Both teams will be looking to find the early season form and get themselves back on track.

The Regent are still searching for their first points of the season and that search takes them to Beaversbrook (in Calne) where they will be hosted by a rejuvenated Redhouse team who have added to their ranks this week, before the close of the District Sign on window.

The last game sees Wheatsheaf play their first league game since the 4th January! Fresh off securing their place in the Semi Final of the Don Rogers, will that be the turning point to see them climb further up the table and put some distance between themselves and Regent.

Ashton Keynes are the hosts, and despite some tough opposition come the turn of the year, they have fallen just short and will want to get 3 points on the board for the first time in 2020.

Divsion One

Leaders Priory Vale have the weekend off which allows the chasing pack to make up some ground.

Chiseldon are playing their 1 game in hand as they host a Spectrum side who have failed to score in their last 2 games. Despite this Chissy haven’t played since January 11th so will the rust take a while to brush off, or will they close the gap at the top to 2 points.

Bassett Bulldogs travel to Down Ampney who jumped above Moredon last week beating them 2-0. The former is looking to close their gap at the top to 3 points with a game in hand.

Bulldogs currently sit top of the form table, having won 5 of their last 6 scoring 26 goals in the process. The Div 1 title chase is well and truly alive!

Moredon, who’s last points came back in November, host North Swindon. Both teams are 12th and 13th in the goals conceded table this season and will both be wanting to turn that around. Will both teams look to throw everything at the attacking end and clawback on their goal difference?

Swindon Centurions will be looking to get their season back on track having found themselves Title contenders to 6 points behind and 2 extra games played.

They are however the leading goalscorers with 54 goals, a lot of that down to Brandon Page who has 32 of those! They travel to Ramsbury who will want revenge from their 3-1 loss at the start of the season.

The last game sees a mid table battle with Lower Stratton hosting Swindon AFC. AFC have only lost 2 games this season and despite their mid table position they will feel they still have a chance at getting involved in the Title chase.

They have played the least amount of games in the division, so will the back log of games work against them, or help build momentum come April?