DUE to a fixture change, Chard Town will start a run of three successive home league games tomorrow (Saturday), when they entertain Radstock Town (ko 3pm), writes Colin Dunford.

The match was scheduled to be played at Southfields, but Radstock requested the switch, as their goalmouths needed longer to bed down.

It will be Chard’s first game for three weeks, after cramming four matches into the first 15 days of the season.

Chard manager Jamie Manley and his assistant Kevin Leigh watched Radstock win at Wincanton last Saturday and described them as a young, keen, hard-working side.

The Robins should have a full squad to chose from, apart from Steve Friend who is still suffering from a groin injury.

Back after missing the Cheddar victory are winger Tom Salter and midfielder Nathan Warren, available for his first Saturday start of the season.

The fixture switch means that Chard Reserves’ home game versus Heavitree United is postponed.

Chard Town’s Under-18s were due begin their fixtures in the Southern section of the Somerset Floodlit Youth League last Wednesday, away to Frome Town, but that game has now been re-arranged for Wednesday, October 10.

Next Tuesday (September 11), Chard are at home to Paulton Rovers in the Roger Stone Cup (ko 7.30pm).


TOMORROW also sees Ilminster Town and Combe St Nicholas return to Somerset County League action, after cup matches last weekend.

In-form Ilminster travel to Stockwood Green in the Premier Division, while Combe go to Nailsea United Reserves in Division 3 (both ko 3pm).

On Sunday, Ilminster Town Ladies make the trip to Keynsham Town Development in the Premier Division of the South West Women's League (ko 2pm).

In the Somerset County Women's League, Combe St Nicholas Ladies host Burnham United Ladies and Ilminster Town Ladies Reserves are at Ash Rangers Ladies.