BRIDGWATER Town are at home for the first time since October 7 tomorrow (Saturday), as they host Chipping Sodbury in the Les Phillips Cup (ko 3pm).

Looking ahead to the game, co-manager Dave Pearse said: "Ryan Burrows is absent but Jack Taylor can come in after being cup-tied, which shows the strength of our squad.

“The contrast to last year, when we went to Salisbury with 13 players - one of whom was injured - is huge, so Karl [Baggaley] and I have some selection headaches.

"The competition [for places] is ridiculously strong.”

They will also be at home in the third round of the Buildbase FA Vase, against fellow Toolstation Western League side Melksham Town, on Saturday, December 2 (ko 3pm)

It is the reward for their dramatic 3-2 win at Farnham Town last weekend, and £1,125 is on offer to the winners of the December 2 tie.

Pearse said: “Both teams went for it from the start and Farnham were better than we expected going forward, so we did fantastically well.

“We still have to be more clinical and finish teams off - we could have been 3-0 up inside 10 minutes.”

Regarding Melksham, he added: “It’s nice to get a home game, and we will hope to have a good crowd behind us.”


IN tomorrow's Somerset County League Premier Division action, Bridgwater Town Reserves (who are 11th) travel to table-toppers Chilcompton Sports (ko 2.30pm), looking to maintain their good recent form.

Middlezoy Rovers, meanwhile, sit fifth in the table, and they entertain 13th-placed Stockwood Green (ko 2.30pm).