This weekend saw the penultimate weekend in the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League and for many sides it was their final fixture of a long and tough season. The sun was shining and it was very warm in the stands as well as the action on the pitch.
In Division One, leaders Sharpness moved to one win away from the title after being Charlton Rovers 3-1. The win takes them onto 62 points with just one game to play, a home fixture with Harrow Hill next weekend.
Whilst we are still waiting to see what happens with the Sharpness vs Brockworth Albion abandoned game a couple of months ago, a win for Sharpness takes away all doubt and will secure their promotion to the County league.
A defeat however will open the door for Chalford, who have two games remaining. Next weekend they host Tuffley Rovers Reserves, before the re-arranged trip to Whaddon United the following midweek.
Chalford secured a 7-0 win over Longlevens Reserves this weekend, with goals coming from Joey Freeman, Jordan Measures, James Keylock, Simon Loftus, Andrew Roberts and a brace from Ed Parsloe.
For Longlevens, they finish the season in 10th after a tough season. On Sunday morning it was confirmed they would be looking for new managers for next season. Read more about that here.
A depleted Tuffley Rovers Reserves were beaten 2-1 at home by Berkeley Town in their final home game of the season. The defeat saw Welland move above them into 4th, after their 7-1 win over FC Barometrics on Thursday night.
Whaddon United beat bottom placed Leonard Stanley 4-0 in their penultimate match and Taverners secured a 3-1 win at Harrow Hill in their final game of the season.
Taverners have secured a 12th placed finish after a decent run of results after Christmas.
There is a midweek game on Thursday night, with Upton St Leonards hosting Welland.
In Division Two, Woolaston will have to wait to secure the title after being held to a 2-2 draw at home to Lydney Town Reserves. Having been 2-1 down, a late leveller for Woolaston means the leaders still need one point to clinch the title.
That is because Cheltenham Civil Service won 2-1 away at Smiths Athletic. Woolaston will win the Division on Wednesday night if they avoid defeat against bottom club Bibury. They can also win the title on Tuesday night if Bredon can take any points from Civil Service.
If Woolaston are beaten, then they can still win the league before they play Bredon next weekend – if Cheltenham Civil Service fail to beat English Bicknor on Thursday night.
Whitecroft secured a 3rd placed finish with a 5-0 win over Bibury. Abbeymead Rovers also hit five in their 5-2 win over English Bicknor.
Rovers will end the season either in 8th or 9th, which is an incredible achievement given their position at the turn of the year.
FC Lakeside will finish 6th after a 3-1 win at Barnwood United, who themselves will finish above Lydney Town Reserves in 9th with a win at Lydney next weekend.
Next weekend sees the final weekend of the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League and it is testament to the quality in both divisions that both league titles are still yet to be decided going into the final week.
Check out the full list of fixtures and results in and around the county this Easter Weekend right here.