This season we have a weekly look at the Cheltenham League results and Rob Morrison has provided a round-up of all of the action.
The top two in Division One North of the Cheltenham League met this weekend in what promised to be an exciting affair.
Hanley Swan started the day top with four wins and a draw from their opening five matches while their visitors New Dales Vale were just a point behind having won their opening four matches.
With the top spot at stake, Vale maintained their 100% record following a 3-0 win to move two points clear of their opponents with a game in hand.
Tewkesbury Town returned to winning way last weekend although their hosts this weekend, Bishops Cleeve Reserves had no such luck and were on the end of a 6-1 defeat. With both sides already having tasted defeat twice it was a must win if they were serious about staying in the race for the title.
The game saw just one goal but it was enough to give Town maximum points to move into fourth, level on points with the two teams above them.
Cheltenham Civil Service Reserves fell victim to New Dales Vale last time out and were hoping to bounce back against Prestbury Rovers Reserves. After putting six past Cleeve last weekend Rovers were looking for more of the same. They were unable to put in a repeat performance however as Service won 5-2.
Pittville United have lost their five opening games and were hoping it wouldn’t be unlucky six against when they travelled to Swindon Village to face Southside Star. They will need to wait another week however as Star cruised to a 9-2 victory.
The final game in the division saw Smiths Barometrics Athletic Reserves host Bredon Reserves. After winning their opening four games Bredon had lost their previous two and were looking to stop the rot. It was not to be however as Baros claimed their second win of the season with a 2-1 victory.
Like the North Division, the Division One South saw the top two side meet this weekend as leaders Leckhampton Rovers host FC Lakeside Reserves. Both sides went into the game with four wins and a draw and it promised to be an enticing affair.
The game saw seven goals as Lakeside hit five to move five points clear at the top.
Whaddon United also went into the weekend unbeaten although they had played a game less. Manager Kev Taylor was focussed on ensuring his team kept the pressure on the leaders by taking maximum points against Prestbury Rovers and was not disappointed as his side took the points with a 2-0 win.
After five games Dowty Dynamos are yet to claim a point but victory against Brockworth Albion Reserves would take them above their opponents on goal difference. With plenty to play for Dowty got their season going with a 3-0 win to leave Albion propping up the table.
Shurdington Rovers started the day in third and they looked to keep the pressure on the top two when they travelled to Kings, a side who have already been beaten three times. By full-time it was another defeat for Kings as Rovers recorded a 3-1 win.
In Division Two Andoversford Reserves have lost their opening six matches and their season didn’t look like it would get any easier when they host Cheltenham United, a side who have won all five of their games. At full-time it was six from six for United as they eased to an 8-2 win .
Like United Honeybourne have made an impressive start to their campaign, winning five of their six games to date. That record became six from seven as they brushed Southside Star Reserves aside 6-1.
After a slow start Cheltenham Civil Service III have started to build a solid foundation and it continued this weekend as they beat Falcons Reserves 3-1 to move onto seven points.
With their first team flying high in Division One North, New Dales Vale Reserves were looking to continue the clubs success against Fintan Reserves. By full-time they made it a six point weekend for the club with a 5-2 win to move into fourth spot in the table.
Kempsey Corinthians have made a solid start in Division Three but faced a real challenge this weekend against Cheltenham Saracens III. They conceded 12 in their opening fixture but since then Saracens have put in some fine displays, winning four games. Their revival game to an abrupt end however as Kempsey hit seven in a 7-2 victory to
It is Tewkesbury Athletic who started the day top and they retained pole position as they defeated Bishops Cleeve Development 3-0 to move onto eighteen points from seven games.
It was Pittville United Reserves who hammered Saracens in their opening match but they have struggled to hit the heights since then. Their woes continued as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat to AFC Renegades Reserves to leave them on six points from six games.
The final match in the division saw Winchcombe Town Reserves host Woodmancote United. Three points separated the side at kick-off an d by full time they were level as Town won by the odd goal in five.