For the first time this season both Minety teams will be in action at Minety Fields with Tom Claxton’s 1st XV taking on local rivals Royal Wootton Bassett in D&W1N while Matt Stone’s team make their season debut with a home clash with Trowbridge in D&W3N.
Both matches are scheduled to kick off at 3pm.
Club coach Andy Grayson is keen that both teams continue the club’s solid start to the season. “It was unfortunate that the 2nds had to concede their first league match through lack of numbers but many of the players in the 2nd XV have now tasted 1st team action and I can tell you that everyone has stepped up and it’s now difficult to tell who is a 1st teamer and who is a 2nd teamer; this is just what we have been looking to achieve. Considering the 1st XV so far this season, we have had two hard league matches on the road. The win at Pewsey and the hard fought loss at Warminster show that we have what it takes to compete at the top end of D&W1N. If I’d been told, before the season started, that we’d gain 6 points from those two tough matches, I’d have taken it like a shot. We’ve got a strong looking squad available and that means that we will be targetting two wins on Saturday.”
Full match reports will be published on the site sometime on Sunday.