By John Mead

An interesting weekend is in store for fans of The Wood.    After the brief F.A. Challenge Cup with Budweiser interlude we return to League action with two attractive games to look forward to.

This Saturday we travel to Twerton Park, home of Bath City, our first ever visit to the famous Stadium, which was home to Bristol Rovers for ten years up until 1996.

Managed by Adie Britton, City have retained most of last Season’s Squad which dropped out of the Blue Square Bet Premier and are firm favourites for a Play-off place this campaign.    They currently sit four points behind Wood and will be looking to reverse the trend of losing their last three League matches against a depleted Wood side.    Wood will be without out its suspended defensive trio of Luke Garrard, Charlie O’Loughlin and Ben Nunn, who will be serving their final suspension.    This will give PASE starlet Lee Close a further chance to show what a fine prospect he is after his “Man of the Match” performance at right back against St. Neots Town last weekend.

With Mario Noto still sidelined, it is hoped that Mauro Vilhete will again be fit.

Following on from our exploits down in Roman Somerset we welcome Craig Edwards and his impressive Billericay Town side to Meadow Park this coming Monday 1 October, Kick Off: 7.45pm. “Riccy” have had an inspired September to date, winning three and drawing one since their last defeat, co-incidentally at Twerton Park at the beginning of the month.    Sam Lechmere’s double helped them to a 3 – 1 home victory in an extremely tough F.A. Challenge Cup tie against AFC Hornchurch last weekend.

Town currently sit eighth in the table just three points behind Wood, having gone one better than ourselves with a 4 – 0 victory over Eastleigh, sandwiched between victories at Staines Town and a draw against Tonbridge Angels.    Monday night is sure to be a highly charged affair!

Come On The Wood!

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