Severn Sevens – Butler vs Shutt

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 Tuffley Rovers winger Joe Shutt, who is one of Severn Sport’s sponsored players for the 2021/22 season.

Here is how the leaderboard currently looks:

Sam Prior – 140 points

Macaulay Herbert; Adam Mace & Freddy Ward – 100 points

George Callinan – 90 points

Butler (weekly average) – 86 points

Joel White; Ellis Parker; Kian Gardiner – 80 points

Josh Loveridge – 70 points

Mark Cornell; Tristan Haswell; Colin Gay- 60 points

Charlie Hughes – 50 points

Danny King – 30 points

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

READ MORE: Check out the full list of results in and around Gloucestershire this weekend right here

Let’s check out this week’s all important Severn Sevens fixtures.

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Gloucester City vs Spennymoor Town (National League North)

Both sides head into this game in bad form in the league, but City will be buoyed by their FA Trophy win over Kettering Town. Gloucester will be desperate for some points before the Festive period.

Joe Shutt’s Prediction: Gloucester City 2-2 Spennymorr Town

Butler’s Prediction: Gloucester City 2-1 Spennymoor Town

Full time score: Gloucester City 2-0 Spennymoor Town (Butler 20pts; Shutt 0pts)


Willand Rovers vs Cinderford Town (Southern League Division One South)

Alex Sykes and Cinderford Town need a stroke of luck and this weekend they head to Willand Rovers looking for it.

Joe Shutt’s Prediction: Willand Rovers 3-1 Cinderford Town (Zak Drew to score)

Butler’s Prediction: Willand Rovers 2-2 Cinderford Town

Full time score: Willand Rovers 3-1 Cinderford Town (Butler 0ptsl Shutt 50pts)


Westbury United vs Brimscombe & Thrupp (Hellenic League Premier Division)

Brimscombe & Thrupp head to Westbury looking to rebuild some momentum in the title chase as they play catch up to Bishops Cleeve.

Joe Shutt’s Prediction: Westbury United 1-3 Brimscombe & Thrupp

Butler’s Prediction: Westbury United 1-2 Brimscombe & Thrupp

Full time score: Westbury United 2-1 Brimscombe & Thrupp (Butler 0pts; Shutt 0pts)


Newent Town vs Cheltenham Saracens (Hellenic League Division One)

Both sides head into this one in form and capable of getting a result.

Joe Shutt’s Prediction: Newent Town 2-3 Cheltenham Saracens

Butler’s Prediction: Newent Town 1-2 Cheltenham Saracens

Full time score: Newent Town 0-2 Cheltenham Saracens (Butler 20pts; Shutt 20pts)


Stonehouse Town vs Shortwood United (Hellenic League Division One)

Both sides are in mid-table and need a win, with Stonehouse taking the spoils at Meadowbank in August.

Joe Shutt’s Prediction: Stonehouse Town 1-4 Shortwood United (Luke Soule to score two)

Butler’s Prediction: Stonehouse Town 2-3 Shortwood United

Full time score: Stonehouse Town 1-0 Shortwood United (Butler 0pts; Shutt 0pts)


Quedgeley Wanderers vs Frampton United (Gloucestershire County League)

Two sides who will be itching for a win as they try to build momentum for the New Year.

Joe Shutt’s Prediction: Quedgeley Wanderers 2-1 Frampton United

Butler’s Prediction: Quedgeley Wanderers 1-1 Frampton United

Full time score: Quedgeley Wanderers 1-2 Frampton United (Butler 0pts; Shutt 0pts)


Cheltenham Civil Service vs Lydney Town Reserves (Gloucestershire Northern Senior League Division One)

Civil Service will be looking to see out 2021 with a run of positive results, but Lydney will be difficult to beat and are capable of getting a result here too.

Joe Shutt’s Prediction: Cheltenham Civil Service 3-3 Lydney Town Reserves

Butler’s Prediction: Cheltenham Civil Service 4-1 Lydney Town Reserves

Full time score: Cheltenham Civil Service 1-1 Lydney Town Reserves (Butler 0pts; Shutt 20pts)


It’s a low scoring contest but Joe Shutt takes it 90-40 after his correct score of Willand 3-1 Cinderford in the Southern League – but overall a poor week for Butler! Here is how the leaderboard now looks:

Sam Prior – 140 points

Macaulay Herbert; Adam Mace & Freddy Ward – 100 points

George Callinan; Joe Shutt – 90 points

Butler (weekly average) – 83 points

Joel White; Ellis Parker; Kian Gardiner – 80 points

Josh Loveridge – 70 points

Mark Cornell; Tristan Haswell; Colin Gay- 60 points

Charlie Hughes – 50 points

Danny King – 30 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!

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