CHARD Town will be looking for their fifth successive win when they visit seventh-placed Corsham Town on Saturday in the First Division of the Toolstation Western League (3pm). 

Corsham, like Chard, have been beaten once in the league this season, at Sherborne by a 1-0 margin.

Chard, with Tom Salter nursing a foot injury, have doubts over Nathan Warren (dead leg) and Sam Smith (twisted knee), who both came off against Portishead.

Chard Reserves are also at home on Saturday, again in the league, when Hatherleigh Town are the visitors (3pm).

Next Tuesday (Oct 2), Chard Under-18s entertain their Wellington counterparts in the Somerset Floodlight Youth league (7.30pm).

Chard manager Jamie Manley, who rotated his squad against Portishead and was pleased with the win, said: “Corsham are a good, tough Western League side who will provide stern opposition.”


ILMINSTER Town also face a difficult test in the Somerset County League Premier Division.

The Blues, seeking a return to form after three straight defeats, travel to mid-table Nailsea & Tickenham, with a 3pm kick-off.


COMBE St Nicholas, sitting eighth in Division 3 of the Somerset County League, are at second-placed Cheddar Reserves on Saturday.