AFTER their successful start to the season on Saturday, Chard Town travel to neighbours Sherborne Town tonight (ko 7.30pm), writes Colin Dunford.

The match sees Chard manager Jamie Manley return to his former club, having been in charge of Sherborne from 2011 to 2016.

Then, on Saturday (ko 3pm), another local rival Wincanton Town are at Zembard Lane.

Manley, who reported no injuries on Saturday, has Ollie Pearson and Nathan Warren to add to his squad for tonight, but last season’s leading scorer James Boyland is still away.

Manley pulled off his major summer signing last week, adding 22-year-old Sam Smith to his ranks.

Smith, a cultured midfielder who lives in Yeovil, has spent the last three years at Shaftesbury, winning successive promotions and featuring 40 times in their Sydenham Wessex League Premier Division side last season.

Manley was impressed with how Chard started the first half on Saturday, believing they could have been six goals ahead at the break, before the visitors came more into the game after the interval.

Chard Reserves, set to start their second season under Ivor Hutchings, won last Friday’s friendly with Misterton 7-0, and they are back in action this Friday, with a home friendly with Westlands (ko 7.30pm).

Hutchings has strengthened his squad, adding Perry Street trio Dan Collins, Craig Every and Connor Richardson, plus Tom Sullivan from Ilminster.