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CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION FOUR PREVIEW: Old Road seek Town double
4:00pm Friday 25th January 2013 in Sport
OLD Road FC, who are currently second in Division Four, will look to keep in touch with leaders FC North Wiltshire when they visit Trowbridge Town Supporters Club.
Town may be down in sixth spot, but with as many as seven games in hand on the sides above them may yet feature in the promotion dogfight come the business end of the season.
Old Road, who won the reverse fixture 3-2, will be favourites to take the spoils for a second time when the sides meet at Bratton due in the mainto the hosts having played just once in over two months.
However the supporters’ club have not lost on home soil this term and have a good chance of denying their guests the win they will be looking for.
Crossblades will be looking to bounce back from their surprise loss at Trowbridge Rangers a fortnight ago when they visit FC United of Chippenham.
Tim Chilton takes his side to what this term has been a very wet Stanley Park in the knowledge that they have already taken two points of Dudley Philpott’s side.
It would take another upset for them not to complete a double over their hosts for whom it will be only their second run out since the middle of November.
Melksham Cosmos suffered a 5-3 loss at table-topping FC North Wiltshire a couple of months ago and when the sides meet at Goatacre for the reverse fixture, North Wilts will fancy their chances of Matthew Bowden’s side for a second time.
Cosmos, with two victories in their last three games, will prove harder to beat second time around, but the formbook suggests a win for the visitors as they continue to live up to their pre-season tag as favourites to lift the title.
Pig & Whistle United B, who have not won in seven games, will be hopeful of arresting their winless run when they host fellow newcomers Trowbridge Rangers (Sunday) at their Awdry Avenue base.
United thumped Rangers 7-1 in the earlier meeting of the sides, but after a promising start Adrian Skinner’s side lost their way.
They should pick up something from the game as Rangers themselves lost eight on the bounce before beating Crossblades at the start of the year.
Sportzcoach Dragonz United are having a supurb season and despite defeats in their last two outings, Joe Hargreaves side remain a serious treat in the battle for a top two finish.
Next up for the Dragonz is a visit from Worton & Cheverell (Sunday), who they have yet to face this term and although the formbook suggests a win for the hosts, an upset could be on the cards as Chris Cole’s Worton side have won four from seven and have a chance of getting something from the game.
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