As ever there are big games across the board for our teams this week.
The Beds picked up an important three points at home against Horncastle last week, and will hope to bring back three more on Saturday in a bid to move out of Division 3NW’s mid-table. They have a good chance: their opponents Peterborough sit four places below them and are yet to pick up a win this season. It is a notorious away trip for CUHC teams though so they will have to perform well. Look out for the nearby factories of the Covent Garden Food Co. – I’m sorry to break it to you but yes, those soups are made in East Anglia and not at the Royal Opera House as you may have previously assumed.
The Squandies haven’t lost in four games now, a run which has seen them climb to fouth place in Division 3NW. They face mid-table St Ives in the early slot at Wilby this weekend. Three points will be crucial as they aim to keep in touch with, and start putting some pressure on, the top three.
The Men’s Blues travel to Harleston this week for a third vs. fourth place six-pointer (so to speak, of course in reality only three points are available to the winning side). The possibility of running into Richard Hesketh on a detour to the Stag Café brings added excitement… The boys remain high on confidence, staying clear on top of their BUCS league with a good win against Exeter on Wednesday and bouyed by huge but unfortunately secret night out that evening. Well done to Fresh Prince (in all senses) Will Silver for his victorious performance.
A disappointing defeat at home to top-of-the-table Dereham last week saw the Women’s Blues lose their unbeaten Saturday record. They make the trip to Wisbech this week looking to get back to winning ways. The forecast is a bit iffy but a day out on sands at Wisbech is always fun (e.g. digging big holes and burying freshmen – Just remember to dig them up before setting off home).
The Wandies tough start to the season has continued as they dropped points to Upminster and Harleston in recent weeks, and rumours have begun to circulate regarding the status of beleaguered head coach Kieran Gilmore. Picking up three points at home to bizarrely named Crostyx, who currently languish at the bottom of Division 1, is surely essential. They’re in the prime slot at Wilby so get down and support the boys if you can.
The Nomads have had a couple of tricky weeks but have a chance to make progress in Division 1N on Saturday against Sudbury, who currently sit just two places above them. It’s another match at Wilby so why not make a day of it if you can.
|Team||Saturday Form Guide||Oppo||Time||H/A|
|Women's Blues||WWWWL||Wisbech Town 1||13:45||A|
|Men's Blues||WLWWW||Harleston Magpies 1||13:30||A|
|Bedouin||LWLLW||City of Peterborough 3||16:00||A|
|Squanderers||LWDWD||St Ives 2||10:00||H|