CHIPPENHAM TOWN: Chippenham not sweating over Arlesey visit

Wiltshire Times: Alan Griffin is set to return when Chippenham Town take on Arlesey Town tonight Alan Griffin is set to return when Chippenham Town take on Arlesey Town tonight

CHIPPENHAM Town expect their re-arranged Calor League Premier Division clash with Arlesey Town tonight to go ahead.

The Bluebirds, who returned to action after an enforced winter break with a 1-1 draw against St Albans City last weekend, are due to face Bedfordshire outfit Arlesey at Hardenhuish Park today (kick-off 7.45pm).

Chairman Neil Blackmore doesn't have any worries over the Hardenhuish Park playing surface following last night's heavy rainfall and this morning's frost.

"I checked the pitch this morning - yes, it was frozen but there was no standing water," said Blackmore.

"The forecast is sunny and dry all day, so I see no reason why the game will not go ahead."

Arlesey currently sit 11th in the table and saw a seven-match unbeaten run come to an end at Banbury United last weekend.

Striker Alan Griffin returns to the Chippenham line-up tonight whilst defender Tyron Leigh could be available after a bout of illness but midfielder Iain Harvey misses out after being forced off against St Albans with a recurrence of a hamstring injury.

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