Faringdon Town FC – Weekend Preview – 24 February 2018

All 3 senior teams are in action on Saturday afternoon. The 1st team travel to top placed Newent Town, with the Ressers and As both at Tucker Park.

Faringdon Town face a tough test when they visit Newent Town this week. Town haven’t played a game yet this month, so the boys will be keen to blow away the cobwebs and finally get a game played. Newent had been on a good run of form until they played Moreton Rangers last time out, losing 2-1 their 3rd placed rivals.

Newent have won 10, drawn 2 and lost 2 of their league fixtures. They haven’t had a problem finding the back of the net scoring 47 in 18 league and cup fixtures. John Thomas leads the way in front of goal with 15 from 14 games, Patrick Gibbs isn’t far behind on 14. By contrast the Don has 3 leading scorers captain Matty Pill, VDM and James Taylor all on 4. Town have spread their goals around the team this season. 13 different players finding the back of the net. For those making the trip its a 3pm KO at Wildsmith Meadow (postcode GL18 1HE)

The Reserves play Benson Lions at Tucker Park in a NBFL Div 2 fixture (2.30pm ko). The teams only meet 2 weeks ago with Town beating the bottom placed team 4-1. Goals that day came from Andy Munns (2), Ryan Bradbury and top scorer Mark Loveridge. Beson have found it tough going and a yet to gain point this season, the Ressers are only 1 place above but have 6 points and have games in hand over most of the teams above them. Continued better form shown in recent games will see them rise up the league. Last weeks performance and win over Watlington in the War Memorial Cup (3-2) should pave the way.

Faringdon Town A-Team face a tough task on #Pitch 2, with top of the league Ardington & Lockinge Res the visitors. Town have already beaten the vistors however, claiming a hard fought 2-1 victory. Dom WIll and Oli Pickett on target that game. Last week the As brushed aside Hagbourne Reserves 7-2 with Jason Evans bagging 5! taking his tally to 16 for the season. The A-team sit mid-table on 19 points with games in hand on all those above them. A solid finish to the season will defiently see the travel up the league, with 3rd or 4th a definate possibility on current form. Ardingdon have played 15 and won 10, with 2 draws and 3 loses giving them 32 points.

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