CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION TWO PREVIEW: Super Sunday for promotion hopefuls (From Wiltshire Times)
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CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION TWO PREVIEW: Super Sunday for promotion hopefuls
2:30pm Friday 15th February 2013 in Sport
THIS weekend’s set of results from Division Two could have a huge bearing as to how things finish later in the season.
There are two massive games involving the top four clubs as White Horse, who are currently in fourth spot but very much in the title hunt, host leaders Staverton.
The result went Staverton’s way on the opening day when they won 6-4, but the hosts avenged that loss in the Knockout Cup winning 4-2 so things look very even ahead of the third meeting of the sides.
White Horse have yet to lose at home this term and are tipped to keep that run going.
Second-placed Goatacre CC FC, who are currently in second spot play host to third-placed Somerford in what promises to be another mouthwatering battle as both teams fight to keep their promotion hopes alive.
Goatacre, who have won seven on the spin, have already beaten Spike Chandler’s men 3-0 this term and they will be favourites to complete a double over their guests to keep their winning run going and bring an end to Somerford’s hopes of finishing in the top two.
Basement side Wren will be hoping that their 14th outing of the season will yield their first points.
Carl Murray’s side are at GRFC and although Murray’s men were hammered 9-0 when the sides last met there are signs that a win may not be far away.
Improved performances in games against White Horse and Southwick in their last two games means that Wren have a reel chance of getting something from this game.
Southwick Wanderers will be expecting to build on last week's 5-2 win over basement side Wren when they entertain another struggling side in Miller Sports.
The result won’t be a given as Miller won the reverse clash 2-0 back in September and, although they missed out last weekend, Mike Stevens' side will be pleased with their draw against Kings Arms last time out and could claim a win that would move them out of the bottom two.
Chippenham West End began their quest to get back in the promotion race with a thrilling 4-3 victory over GRFC last weekend, and will be hoping to follow that up with a victory against Sutton Benger, providing Stanley Park is fit for use.
West End must take maximum points from this game if they want to stay in touch with the leading clubs, on paper they should do just that but Benger may just upset the odds.
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