Faringdon Town are in action twice this bank holiday weekend. First up Carterton visit Tucker Park on Saturday for a 3.00pm KO, followed by a bank holiday Monday trip to Bishops Cleeve Dev’ with the earlier kick-off time of 1.00pm. Both the Reserves and A-Team get to take full advantage of the long weekend as they don’t have fixtures this weekend.
Carterton have worked their way up to third in the league table after winning 10 of the 16 games. With 4 games to go sit 3 points behind current leader Newent Town but have played 1 game extra. The Don are on a run of four games without a win in the league but have scored goals in each of them. One defeat was to Newent Town who are favourites to win the league, the 3 other games were all close-run things, with Town on the end of 2-1 defeats, with late goals taking the spoils. Town have been competitive, playing decent football at times. Adam Sly scored last weeks equalizer after great work in midfield and pass from captain Matty Pill. Unfortunately, the boys couldn’t hold out for a hard-fought point.
Carterton score plenty but also have been shipping a few goals this season. In 23 league and cup games they’ve scored 62 but conceded 48. Their top striker is Sean McKeon with 15 from 16 games followed by Joshua McGrory on 9. Towns leading marksman is James Tyler with 8 from 7 games, Matty Pill is next up with 5.
When the teams meet back in November Carterton won 4-2 (1-1 half-time). VDM got 2 for the Don that day. Manager Daryll Curtis has a full squad at his disposal and will be encouraging his boys to turn this fixture into a much-needed win for the Don.
Don’t worry about the weather get up Tucker Park and show your support for the Don, chances are you’ll see goals!!!
For the 1st time in a few years, Faringdon Town have a Bank Holiday Monday fixture, its a trip to Cheltenham for a 1 pm KO, to play Bishops Cleeve Dev’. Bishops have seen a lot of cup action this season and have only played 12 league games, winning 6, drawing 2 for their 20 points, sitting 1 point and 1 place above the Don, this game has the makings of another evenly matched game. When the teams meet in January at Tucker Park a hard fought 0-0 was the final result.
Bishops’ most recent league fixture was a 3-1 victory over Highworth Town Res. Matt Magee is the man to look for upfront with 11 from 19 games, Connor Sherry has 8. With an average of scoring 3 per game and conceding 2, a goal either way could be enough for the 3 points.