Both Minety teams will kick off at Minety Fields at 3pm this Saturday (22nd) with the 1st team hoping for a change in form, and luck, against Chippenham II’s while the 2nd XV will face Swindon III’s.
Andrew Hibbard’s 1st XV have endured a rocky start to the 2016/2017 season. Recent losses away and at home to Bradford on Avon have seen them lose contact with the top of the table clubs and also miss out on a Cup run. In 8th place in the Dorset and Wilts League 1 North table, the 1st XV have just one home win to their credit after four outings and will need a victory on Saturday against close rivals, Chippenham II’s, who are sitting in 3rd place in the table having defeated Frome II’s in their last match. Chippenham II’s sole loss this year was against newly promoted Pewsey Vale, who surprised Minety in the first match of the season at Minety Fields.
Matt Stone’s 2nd XV take on Trowbridge III’s in a D&W3N clash at Minety Fields. Trowbridge lost their opener to Corsham but then bounced back with a resounding 62-10 demolition of Westbury but since then have suffered defeats at the hands of both Warminster and Bradford.
The 2nd XV will hope to recapture some of the form that saw them defeat Bradford on Avon in their last home match.
Match reports and interview will follow the games.