CHARD Town go in search of their first points since their demotion to the Uhlsport Somerset County League, as they travel to south Bristol tomorrow (ko 3pm).

Beaten 1-0 at Worle in their opening Premier Division fixture, the Robins face newly-promoted Mendip Broadwalk up next.

Mendip only joined the County League two seasons ago from the Bristol Premier Combination, and have gained successive promotions, the last as Division 1 champions.

Chard manager Mark Parris is without goalkeeper Owen Searle, who has fractured his elbow and will be out for four to six weeks.

Reserve keeper Alex Cunnold has suffered a ligament strain, but Parris has managed to sign two goalkeepers – Jason Contreras and 16-year-old Will Whitworth – to plug the gap.

The Robins are without Ryan Parris and Ryan Mason for tomorrow's match, with Tom Stephens Fouracre also a doubt.

Three forwards – James Boyland, Marky Jones and Steve Friend – are all set to return to the squad, although Friend will be assessed for a knee injury.

Tomorrow also sees Ilminster Town, who picked up a useful 1-1 away draw at Middlezoy Rovers on Wednesday night, host Shirehampton, while Combe St Nicholas go to Stockwood Green Reserves.