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Wednesday 25th April

Minety RFC is just 3 matches away from the end of the league campaigns in Dorset and Wilts Division1 and 3.  The 1st XV have two matches in four days, on Wednesday evening and Saturday afternoon, while the 2nd XV wrap up their season with a match on Wednesday evening.

The 1st XV match is scheduled as a “home” match against Swindon but because of the 7pm kick off time it has been moved to Swindon where the game can be completed under a full set of floodlights.  This is a vital fixture for Tom Claxton’s team, a bonus point win would ensure them 4th place in the league with a tough away fixture at 3rd placed Avonvale to come on Saturday afternoon.   Swindon have had a torrid time in the league this season but Minety cannot be complacent; it will take a good all round performance to get the necessary win and nobody is taking anything for granted.

The 2nd XV, already assured of a 7th place finish in the league, face table topping Corsham, who have only slipped to one defeat all season.  Matt Stone and his team will have been buoyed by their fine away win at Bath Saracens on Saturday but know that Corsham will be a different kettle of fish.  This match kicks off at 6.30pm at Minety Fields on Wednesday in the hope that it can be concluded without the necessity for floodlighting.


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