Preview: Cirencester Town vs Paulton Rovers (3/2/18)

The Severn Sport featured game tomorrow afternoon is Cirencester Town vs Paulton Rovers in the Southern League West. Ahead of the game our first work experience member of 2018, Will Ledbury, takes a look at tomorrow’s match.

This Saturday, Cirencester Town host Paulton Rovers in the Evo-stick South West division. The last time the two sides met was in the FA Trophy 1st qualifying round in October, where the game finished 2-2 with Paulton forcing the Centurion’s to a Replay. The second match was a different story, Paulton thrashing Cirencester 4-0 to progress in the competition.

Four months on from their last meeting, Cirencester come into the match slight favourites winning three of their last five fixtures, including a 5-1 demolition over Mangotsfield Town. Paulton Rovers on the other hand have won just two matches in their last five games, they travelled to Evesham in their last match narrowly losing 1-0.

A win for the Centurion’s would take their points tally of the season to 40 keeping their promotion dreams well and truly alive, and if results go their way come Saturday evening they could be just five points away from the Play Offs. Cirencester have made a solid start to 2018, sitting comfortably in mid table but will be hopeful of ending the season on a high.

Centurion’s Boss Charlie Griffin will also be hoping that prolific goalscorer Ben Whitehead can be the man to fire Cirencester to victory tomorrow afternoon. Whitehead already has 29 goals to his name in all competitions, and will be looking to continue his rich goalscoring form.

Paulton will be cautious of Whitehead’s threat, and have brought in former Banbury United defender Nuno Felix to sure up the defence until the end of the season. SevernSport understand that he has been placed in their squad ahead of tomorrow’s game.

Will joins Ryan Butler in the commentary box tomorrow and you can listen right here on Severn Sport from 14:50 as we bring you full live commentary of Cirencester Town vs Paulton Rovers.

Our other local sides are in action in the Southern League West and the fixtures are as follows:

Bristol Manor Farm vs Slimbridge

Kidlington vs Cinderford Town

Shortwood United vs North Leigh

Taunton Town vs Bishops Cleeve

For a full list of games in and around the county tomorrow check out our list here.