THE spotlight at Chard tomorrow falls on the Reserves, who open their Macron Devon & Exeter League Division 1 programme with a home game against Wellington Reserves (3pm).

With no first team fixture for either club (due to FA Cup fixtures taking priority over the Western League), it is bound to be an interesting encounter.

Chard Reserves manager Ivor Hutchings has made five new signings; with Perry Street moving their first team out of the Devon & Exeter League set-up, Hutchings has snapped up Dan Collins, Connor Richardson, and Craig and Steve Every, with student Tom Sullivan moving over from Ilminster.

Chard Reserves lost their final warm-up game 1-0 away to Bishops Lydeard last Friday night.

Chard first team manager Jamie Manley was pleased with last Saturday’s 3-2 victory at previously 100 per cent Cheddar.

He rated Cheddar the best side Chard have met this season and said: “They will be there or thereabouts at the end of the season.

“It was an excellent three points and a game that was a credit to the Western league.

“From the ‘keeper [Scott Wells-Burr] through the back four we were organised and disciplined and hard to break down”

“James Boyland netted two fine goals, one coming in from the left and one from the right and curling just inside the post, while Ryan Parris again did well in his makeshift striker role and got his goal.”

In the Somerset County League, Ilminster Town - 2-1 winners at Westfield last weekend - host reigning Premier Division champions Chilcompton Sports tomorrow.

As for Combe St Nicholas in Division 3, they entertain Draycott.