AFTER suffering a loss in the only game that beat the rain a fortnight ago, FC North Wiltshire will travel to Melksham hoping to avenge that 3-2 defeat when they take on Pig & Whistle United at Awdry Avenue.
North Wilts are currently in the Division Three drop zone but are one of three sides on 12 points and will no doubt see this game with United as an encounter they can and must win if they are to give themselves a chance of avoinding relegation.
Crossblades FC have not seen action since mid-December and they are another side who face a relegation dogfight.
And things are not likely to get any better for Tim Chilton’s side as next on the menu for the Devizes-based outfit are leaders Melksham Cosmos.
With the teams separated by 21 points, the smart money will be on a Cosmos win, but seeing as they only won the reverse clash 2-1, a gambling man may put a few pound on the Blades upsetting the odds.
After weeks of inactivity, both North Star B and Trowbridge Town Supporters Club will be chomping at the bit for a return to action as they look to get their season back up and running.
Trowbridge last played in December when they lost to Melksham Cosmos whilst the Star were beaten in January by FC North Wiltshire, so having tasted defeat in their last outings, both will be desperate to register a victory.
The earlier meeting of the sides ended in a thrilling 3-3 draw and this one could finish with the points being shared.
With Worton & Cheverell (Sunday)’s West Lavington base resembling a swamp, the chances of them hosting third-placed Christian Malford look to be very slim.
Malford, who have lost once in eleven games, suffered a 4-2 loss at home to Worton at the start of the season but they will be favourites to avenge that defeat should the game go ahead.
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