West Division Review
By Terry Bagshaw
Second placed Salisbury will be delighted to have got back to winning ways following a 1-0 victory at Kidlington courtesy of a second half Owen Howe spot-kick. This will be a great relief to the Whites prior to their four match run-in against sides who could still mathematically catch them.
The race for play-off places became not a lot clearer yesterday with each contender picking up points. Third placed Bristol Manor Farm made it seven without defeat with a 5-1 home win over Barnstaple to move two points clear of Wimborne who drew 1-1 with already crowned champions Taunton at the Cuthbury.
Evesham trailed at the interval against visitors Bishops Cleeve but recovered to win 2-1 whilst Swindon Supermarine hold onto the final play-off spot despite being held 1-1 at home by Winchester.
Cirencester maintained their challenge after a 2-1 win at North Leigh to make it thirteen games without defeat and Bideford prepared for six matches over the next twelve days with a 2-1 win at home to Paulton.
In other games Yate shared the points in a 1-1 home draw with Slimbridge, Shortwood made it back to back wins by beating visitors Larkhall 1-0 and Cinderford won a high scoring affair 4-3 at home to Mangotsfield.
With the season now in its final stages the matches are coming thick and fast with the key midweek action taking place as follows-
Kidlington v Bideford
Shortwood v Wimborne
Swindon Supermarine v Salisbury
Winchester v Taunton
Yate v Totton
Larkhall v Bristol Manor Farm
Bideford v North Leigh
Kidlington v Swindon Supermarine
Shortwood v Evesham