BRIDGWATER Town aim to keep their outside chance of securing a top four place alive, as they host ninth-placed Shepton Mallet tomorrow (ko 3pm).

The Robins sit three points off fourth-placed Plymouth Parkway in the Toolstation Western League Premier standings heading into the match at Fairfax Park, albeit Parkway have played two fewer games.

After a 2-0 win at Bridport last Saturday, Bridgwater are eight matches unbeaten, the last five of those being wins.

Bridgwater co-manager Dave Pearse said: “I think at times the lads lack a bit of belief, but the buzz is back now and it is in our hands where we end up.

“Shepton will be a tough game on Saturday – we hammered them 5-1 at their place so I’m sure they will be keen to put that right.

“We have a Les Phillips Cup quarter-final [at Calne] next Wednesday, so we might freshen things up on Saturday to give some different people minutes.”

Bridgwater Town Reserves are without a match until March 9, having drawn both of their last two games 2-2.

Two goals from Josh Champion allowed Bridgwater to take a point from last Saturday's match at Hengrove Athletic Reserves, and they then shared four goals with Keynsham Town Reserves on Wednesday night.

The visitors shot into a 2-0 lead in the first half, but two goals in two minutes after the break – from Champion and Mike Duffy – rescued the home side.

It leaves Bridgwater one point behind Somerset County League Division 1 leaders Mendip Broadwalk.


MIDDLEZOY Rovers, who have played only once in February, begin a busy March programme at home to Clutton tomorrow (ko 3pm).

The County League Premier Division side face six matches this month, having not been in action since February 9.

Middlezoy Rovers Reserves, meanwhile, travel to play Yatton & Cleeve United Reserves, and on Sunday Middlezoy Rovers Ladies go to Keynsham Town Development (ko 2pm).