Thankfully this weekend saw a limited number of games lost due to the weather at all levels and in particular in the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League. In fact we only lost two games, one in each division.
Tuffley Rovers Reserves vs Quedgeley Wanderers in Division One and Barnwood United vs Cheltenham Civil Service in Division Two were both called off after Saturday morning inspections.
Out of the games that did go ahead there was an unfortunate leg break to a Leonard Stanley player that saw their game against Sharpness abandoned in Division One. We wish them a speedy recovery.
Sharpness’ abandoned game gave Chalford the chance to go top, but they were held to a 1-1 draw at Berkeley Town. Chalford move level on points with Sharpness and have two games in hand over their rivals. The title race is truly hotting up.
Brockworth Albion are starting to show their title credentials as they remain unbeaten in 2019. A 2-0 win over another in form side, Whaddon United, saw Mark Mulraney’s men stretch their start to the year to 5 wins out of the last 6, moving into 3rd just four points behind the top 2 in the process.
Longlevens Reserves and Welland have made the following pack even tightly packed. Welland beat Charlton Rovers 3-0 to move onto 31 points and pushed Rovers down into 4th.
Four goals for Longlevens’ Jack Cornell helped his side upset Harrow Hill 5-0 to see his side move onto 32 points – just one point behind yesterday’s opponents.
There are now just 9 points separating the top 9 after Upton St Leonards joined Welland on 31 points, with a 4-3 win away at Taverners.
Taverners join a host of clubs in looking over their shoulder after FC Barometrics picked up three points again, with a 3-1 win over Cam Bulldogs. Baros move onto 15 points in their bid to escape relegation.
In Division Two, table toppers Woolaston hit bottom placed Lydbrook Athletic for 6 in a 6-0 win to move 11 points clear of Cheltenham Civil Service, who as we said had their game postponed.
Whitecroft sit back in 3rd now 15 points off the pace after a 3-3 draw with Abbeymead Rovers. With none of the sides around Rovers winning it could be a big point as they look to beat the drop.
Bredon picked up where they left off in the league, with a 3-0 win over Winchcombe Town. Bredon remain 4th, just two points off Whitecroft.
FC Lakeside took advantage of English Bicknor not playing this week by moving above them into 5th with a 2-1 win at Lydney Town Reserves.
Frampton United Reserves moved level on points with Bicknor with a hard fought 2-1 win over Bibury.
In the Division’s other game, Smiths Athletic drew 1-1 with Falcons as they remain 9th and 10th respectively.
Next weekend sees Cheltenham Civil Service without a game, meaning Woolaston can move 14 points clear at the top – if they can beat English Bicknor.
Elsewhere the bottom two clash when Bibury host Lydbrook Athletic.
In Division One 1st takes on 3rd when Sharpness host Brockworth Albion, whilst Chalford will be looking to swoop in as they welcome Taverners to Highfield Way.