CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION THREE PREVIEW: In-form Malford next up for Cosmos

First published in Sport

BEFORE the bad weather set in, Christian Malford were undoubtedly the form side in Division Three and six straight victories had moved them from the drop zone to third spot.

Malford have not played for over a month but will be up for the visit of leaders Melksham Cosmos, who they held to a rare goalless draw when the sides met in October.

The return match will produce goals and Malford are tipped to take the points to keep their outside chance of a top two finish very much alive.

Pig & Whistle United and Crossblades are two of four sides who are struck on 12 points at the wrong end of the table.

What is a crucial game for both teams is really hard to call but seeing as United thumped the Blades 8-0 when they met previously, all the signs point to another victory for Richard Allen’s side as they look to avoid their annual end of season battle to beat the drop.

Second-placed Sportzcoach Dragonz United are due to host Old Road FC at Stanley Park,.

Dragonz, who are five points off top spot with a game in hand, will be looking for Cosmos to slip up and hope they do the business against Andy Rose’s side, who they meet for the first time. 

Neither Worton & Cheverell (Sunday) or Trowbridge Town Supporters Club have kicked a ball in anger for over a month so when they lock horns in West Lavington, they will be forgiven if they are a little rusty and short of match fitness.

Last term's encounters went the way of the Supporters Club, who will hope to make it a hat-trick of wins over Chris Cole’s side, and although they will be favourites for victory, they shouldn’t take anything for granted as Worton have been in good form this term.

Local rivals Wren FC and North Star B will be looking forward to their meeting at Beversbrook this weekend, however the latter will be hoping that unlike last weekend, when they only managed to raise ten men for their match with then basement side FC North Wiltshire, they will have plenty of players to pick from as they look to complete a double over their hosts.

What should be a good game is tipped to go the Star’s way but with bragging rights up for grabs, Matt Fenn’s Wren side may just raise their game.

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