Severn Sevens – Butler vs Gay

With the 2021/22 season still in it’s early stages we have decided to bring back our ‘Severn Sevens’ game but with a twist.

For those who have listened to Severn Sport for years you would have heard us run our Severn Sevens competition between Ryan, Kelsey and Matt and this later saw a variation in Kelsey vs Matt during our show on Dean Radio.

Well now we are bringing it back and this time our man Ryan Butler is challenging a member of the Gloucestershire footballing community each week in a new variant of the competition.

So how it will work is Butler and the guest each week will pick the scoreline for seven chosen matches involving Gloucestershire sides, with 20 points awarded for a correct result and 50 points for the correct score. If a game is postponed or abandoned then both Butler and the guest will receive 10 points each.

The guests and Butler on a weekly average will be ranked in a leaderboard, with the winner at the end of the season receiving a prize, TBC.

This weekend’s challenger is Slimbridge Co-Chairman Colin Gay, the current Severn Sport Tipster League King!

Here is how the Severn Sevens Leaderboard now looks:

Sam Prior – 140 points

Macaulay Herbert; Butler (average) – 100 points

Josh Loveridge – 70 points

Mark Cornell – 60 points

Charlie Hughes – 50 points

*Butler’s Highest scoring gameweek – 150 points (11th September)*

READ MORE: Check out the full list of results in Gloucestershire on Saturday right here

So both Butler and Gay are set so let’s check out the games.

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Bishops Cleeve vs Wallingford Town (FA Vase Second Qualifying Round)

Bishops Cleeve play their final game at Kayte Lane before the start of their groundshare at Evesham United in order for the 3g pitch to be installed at the ground and they could bow out in perfect fashion when they host Wallingford in the Vase. Cleeve will have the firepower to get through into the next round for sure!

Colin Gay’s Score Prediction: Bishops Cleeve 3-1 Wallingford Town

Butler’s Score Prediction: Bishops Cleeve 4-0 Wallingford Town

Full time score: Bishops Cleeve 4-4 Wallingford Town (Butler 0pts; Gay 0pts)


Westfields vs Fairford Town (Hellenic League Premier Division)

Two sides who in the last couple of seasons have flirted with fighting for the Hellenic Premier title but both may not have lived up to expectations this season and have experienced an inconsistent start to their 2021/22 season. It will be a tough game for both sides.

Colin Gay’s Score Prediction: Westfields 2-1 Fairford Town

Butler’s Score Prediction: Westfields 2-2 Fairford Town

Full time score: Westfields 5-4 Fairford Town (Butler 0ptsl Gay 20pts)


Newent Town vs Bourton Rovers (Hellenic League Division One)

It’s third bottom vs second bottom in the Hellenic League Division One and both Newent and Bourton will be desperate for points and a win to start building momentum.

Colin Gay’s Score Prediction: Newent Town 4-2 Bourton Rovers

Butler’s Score Prediction: Newent Town 2-1 Bourton Rovers

Full time score: Newent Town 2-3 Bourton Rovers (Butler 0pts; Gay 0pts)


English Bicknor vs Ruardean Hill Rangers (Gloucestershire County League)

Ruardean Hill are yet to win this season, whilst Bicknor find themselves with a 2-1-2 record from their five games so far in the County League. Will be a tough game for both sides.

Colin Gay’s Score Prediction: English Bicknor 3-0 Ruardean Hill Rangers

Butler’s Score Prediction: English Bicknor 2-1 Ruardean Hill Rangers

Full time score: English Bicknor 4-4 Ruardean Hill Rangers (Butler 0pts; Gay 0pts)


Chalford vs Abbeymead Rovers (Gloucestershire Northern Senior League Division One)

One of the most consistent sides in the Northern Senior League over the last few seasons, whilst Abbeymead will be looking to make it 3 wins from 3 in the new division.

Colin Gay’s Score Prediction: Chalford 1-2 Abbeymead Rovers

Butler’s Score Prediction: Chalford 1-1 Abbeymead Rovers

Full time score: Chalford 4-1 Abbeymead Rovers (Butler 0pts; Gay 0pts)


Charlton Rovers vs Brockworth Albion (Gloucestershire Northern Senior League)

Charlton Rovers have started the season pretty strong and are unbeaten from 4 league matches, whilst Brockworth have lost their opening two matches.

Colin Gay’s Score Prediction: Charlton Rovers 4-0 Brockworth Albion

Butler’s Score Prediction: Charlton Rovers 1-2 Brockworth Albion

Full time score: Charlton Rovers 4-3 Brockworth Albion (Butler 0pts; Gay 20pts)


FC Lakeside vs Smiths Barometrics (Gloucestershire Northern Senior League Division Two)

Smiths have been formidable since the season has started, with 4 wins from 4 and a plus 16 goal difference. Lakeside will go into the game as underdogs but they will be competitive against a good Smiths side.

Colin Gay’s Score Prediction: FC Lakeside 0-3 Smiths Barometrics

Butler’s Score Prediction: FC Lakeside 1-3 Smiths Barometrics

Full time score: FC Lakeside 0-2 Smiths Barometrics (Butler 20pts; Gay 20pts)


What a humbling low-scoring week. 20-60 Colin takes it and wounds will be licked ahead of next week!

Here is how the leaderboard now looks:

Sam Prior – 140 points

Macaulay Herbert – 100 points

Butler (Average) – 89 points

Josh Loveridge – 70 points

Mark Cornell; Tristan Haswell; Colin Gay- 60 points

Charlie Hughes – 50 points

*Butler’s Highest scoring gameweek – 150 points (11th September)*


If you wish to take on Butler in Severn Sevens let us know via social media. Check back next week to see who takes Butler on!