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The Final Weekend Preview - Didcot & Evesham Await

On Saturday Cirencester Town play host to Didcot Town in the final home game of the season. Didcot currently lay just above the relegation drop zone on goal difference from Weymouth in the Zamaretto Premier Division. The two sides met in September in the FA Cup and after a 0-0 draw at the Corinium Stadium, Didcot won the replay 3-2 with a certain Mark Draycott and James Mortimer Jones in the Didcot side that night.

A few weeks later in October in the league at the Loop Meadow Stadium, Cirencester Town avenged that cup defeat with a 2-1 league victory and on this occasion James Mortimer Jones who had just transferred scored a wonder goal (pictured left) with Lyndon Tomkins grabbing the winner with a good header.

 

 

 

 

Didcot’s goal threat comes in the shape of Dave Lawrence who signed in November from North Greenford Utd and Elliott Osbourne-Ricketts (pictured right) who spent 8 years at Chelsea’s academy, both have nine goals each. Didcot come into the game having won 1, drawn 2 and lost 3 of their last six games. The side from Oxfordshire will be fighting for their premier division survival with it coming down to the last two games of the season as they battle to stay above Weymouth and Tiverton and so have everything to play for.

 

Moving onto Bank Holiday Monday and the final game of the 2010-2011 Zamaretto Premier Division Season and a short trip to local rivals Evesham Utd waits. On a cold January evening in front of only 67 supporters Cirencester Town slipped to a 2-1 home defeat in the first game with Evesham. On the evening it was a tale of two goalkeepers with Matt Bath stepping in and helping out with Matt Bulman unavailable. Bath went on to win the man of the match award but at the other end it could quite easily have been Evesham goalkeeper Nathan Vaughan who made some outstanding saves of his own and showed why he is rated as one of the top goalkeepers in the league.

Also in the Evesham line up will be former Centurion, Marcus Palmer (pictured left) who has 13 league goals to his name and alongside the Ghanaian duo of Isaac Shaze who also has 13 goals and David Accam who has 10 goals they form a very quick and potent strike force.

 

Cirencester come into the final two games having won 4, drawn 1 and lost 1 of their last six games. With Cirencester already having secured their safety it could be seen that the team have nothing to play for. However manager Brian Hughes never lets his sides go through the motions and is targeting more points in his bid to seal a top 12 place so that he will be able to see the name of Cirencester Town in the top half of the league table shown on Sky Sports news over the summer months!

Lyndon Tomkins returns from his one match suspension which saw him sit out the Cambridge game but such was the form of Matt Sysum and Zak Westlake at the heart of the defence in that game he may well have to settle for a place on the bench.

The midfield trio of James Mortimer-Jones, Ellis Dunton and Tom Etheridge (pictured right) has also performed well over the last few weeks all bringing their different strengths to the table and giving the side a settled look in midfield and they will want to finish the season well.

 

This entry was posted on 19 April 2011 at 00:00. You can leave a response here.

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