FOOTBALL: Chard Town to entertain league leaders

Chard & Ilminster News: FOOTBALL: Chard Town to entertain league leaders FOOTBALL: Chard Town to entertain league leaders

CHARD Town manager Adam Fricker says he has no fears about entertaining runaway league leaders Bradford Town at Zembard Lane on Saturday (3pm).

Bradford head division one of the Toolstation Western league by eight points and have been beaten just once in 26 matches.

But Fricker said: “It’s not a game to be worried about but to look forward to, especially as we havn’t played for the last three weeks.

“They are definitely beatable. We lost 3-1 at their place in November but last season we did the double over them.

“Like us they havn’t been playing much so there won’t be an issue as far as fitness in concerned.”

The Robins have been topping up their regular Tuesday sessions at Wadham School with a couple of hours on the 3G pitch at Buckler’s Mead school in Yeovil on Saturday evenings.

And thanks to the enforced lay-off they have no injury concerns. The only regular they will be missing on Saturday is defender Sam Spurway who is still waiting to serve the last match of his suspension.

Last Wednesday the Robins were forced to call off their home match with Westbury United while on Saturday a trip to Warminster was called off.

Fricker added: “I’m hopeful Saturday’s game will still be on but we need a good few days without any rain. We’ll just have to keep our fingers crossed.”

Like the first team Chard reserves also have a difficult fixture this weekend when they visit unbeaten league leaders Newtown in the premier division of the Fresha Devon & Exeter League on Saturday.

Last Saturday’s home game with Willand was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Hung Dang’s Under-18 side are due to entertain their Glastonbury counterparts next Tuesday (February 18) in the southern section of the Somerset Floodlight League Zembard Lane (7.30pm).

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