West football preview – January 9th 2016

After a washout first weekend of 2016 we’re hoping to see a lot more fixtures on this weekend. Here is a preview of some of the games across the west, a list of fixtures and any postponements. Keep an eye on out twitter (@severnsport) for the latest postponements & updates.


Live commentary match

Tune in live to Severn Sport Radio from 2pm on Saturday for LIVE match updates and goals from across the west and full match commentary of Gloucester City v Stalybridge Celtic.

Lets start our preview with our live commentary game from the National League North as Gloucester City host the side 3 points ahead of them in the table in 12th, Stalybridge Celtic. City have 3 wins in 4 with all three of those wins coming away.


League leaders face Boreham Wood

The 4th game was a defeat at home to Worcester and its the story of the season for City who can’t seem to get form at home. They’re bottom of the home form table but 5th in the away standings.

National League leaders Cheltenham Town travel to low lying Boreham wood looking to extend their lead at the top. Boreham Wood are sitting just outside the relegation zone but aren’t on the worse form in the world picking up five points from five games. The Robins are on a six game wining streak in league cup competitions and haven’t lost since the Hartlepool FA Cup game on November 7th.


FA Cup action for City

Bristol City visit Premier League outfit West Bromwich Albion in the 3rd round of the FA Cup. Mark Little can’t wait to lock horns with an old foe when City take on West Brom at the Hawthorns tomorrow. The former Wolves man came through the ranks at Molineux and played in the Black Country derby against the Baggies on multiple occasions. Little has not faced West Brom since leaving his boyhood club, and is excited to play Albion without the added intensity of a rivalry.


West Football Fixtures

The Emirates FA Cup
West Bromwich Albion v Bristol City

Sky Bet League 2
Barnet v Bristol Rovers

Vanarama National League
Boreham Wood v Cheltenham Town
Guiseley v Forest Green Rovers

Vanarama National League North
Gloucester City v Stalybridge Celtic – LIVE ON SS

Evostik Southern Premier League
Bedworth v Cirencester Town

Evostik South West Div 1
Burnham P-P Yate Town
Cinderford Town v Wimborne Town
Larkhall P-P Shortwood United
Mangotsfield United v Taunton
North Leigh v Bishops Cleeve
Slimbridge v Winchester

Hellenic League Challenge Cup
Brimscombe & Thrupp v Tuffley Rovers
Lydney Town v Oxford City Nomads

Gloucestershire County League

Gloucester Northern Senior League 1

Gloucester Northern Senior League 2