PREVIEW: Thornbury Town vs Shrivenham

We preview tomorrow’s trip to Gloucestershire.

Thornbury Town (P11-W2-D3-L6, 9Pts) vs Shrivenham (P10-W5-D1-L4, 16Pts)

Time / Location: 3pm / Mundy Playing Fields, Thornbury

Shriv TV:  We’ll have game highlights available on Sunday evening.

With Tuesday evening’s game at Newport Pagnell postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, Rob and Dan Broadbank’s men will be looking forward to getting back to competitive action on Saturday afternoon, with a trip to Thornbury.

Thornbury finished the 2020-21 Covid-hit campaign in second place in the uhlsport Hellenic League 1 West having played 9 games [winning 5, drawing 3 and losing 1] which was enough to see them make the step up to the Premier League under the off-season restructuring and although they currently find themselves in 16th place in the standings, they’ve faced many of the sides expected to be pushing at the top end of the table this season in recent weeks, so perhaps find themselves in a false position at this stage of the campaign.

With the side beginning to find their feet, they’ve recorded creditable draws in their last two fixtures – a 1-1 draw against Bishops Cleeve and 0-0 against Corsham Town, so won’t be about to put their feet up any time soon so we’ll be expecting another competitive game.

Thorns Leading Scorers:  Craig Lancastle (4), Rhys Hodgson (3), Brandon Benjamin, Luke Franklin, Elliot Gardner, Tom Harris and Fraser Moss (1).

Thorns Leading Appearances: Toby Bennett and Olly Rawnsley (13).  

Shriv Leading Scorers:  Jonathan Peachey-Score (8), Scott Garrett, Josh McGrory and Lee Smith (2), Tom Ballard, Jason Milhench and Jamie Stones (1).

Shriv Leading Appearances:  Scott Garrett, Josh Greggory, Jonathan Peachey-Score and Christopher Tewkesbury (11).

Entry:  Adults £5.

Other Hellenic Premier League games:  Bishops Cleeve vs Longlevens AFC, Calne Town vs Roman Glass St George, Chipping Sodbury Town vs Brimscombe & Thrupp, Corsham Town vs Bradford Town, Fairford Town vs Westfields, Hereford Lads Club vs Tuffley Rovers AFC and Malvern Town vs Westbury United.