Midweek Match Preview

April 17, 2018

 

It's a veritable midweek football bonanza this week with both men's teams in action. 

 

The 1st Team make the travel to the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire border to take on promotion hopefuls Shrivenham in Hellenic League Division 1 West on Wednesday evening.

 

Matt Pike has a strong squad to choose from with Mark Burton coming back into the squad and pushing for a starting place. Youngster Jack Morgan comes into first team contention for the first time this season after impressing in the Reserves. Kevin Davies will be looking to add to his tally of goals having already scored against their high flying Oxfordshire rivals earlier in the season. 

 

The 5 goal victory against Shrivenham was Woodstocks biggest and goes down as one of the shocks of the season. Woodstock will need to match their performance that day if they are to repeat that feat. 

 

Shrivenham will be hoping to take all three points as they close in on promotion to the Hellenic Premier. A win against Town will put them in pole position and put added pressure on the chasing pack. Shrivenham hotshot Lewis Petrie will want to add to the 4 goals he scored against Tytherington last time out and the Woodstock back line will have to be at their best. 

 

Kick off at Barrington Park (postcode SN6 8BL)  is at £7:45pm. 

Entry is £5 for adults and £3 concessions.

Stay tuned to our twitter feed (@WoodstockTn) for live updates on the game.

 

Then on Thursday, the men's reserve side travel to Adderbury to take on Adderbury Park Reserves in the Oxfordshire Senior League. 

 

It is likely to be a threadbare squad due to the early kick off but Walker & Parker will hope to put the memories of the 8-2 against Adderbury to bed. The Reserves were poor on the occasion but have bounced back well in recent games to find a bit of form as the season comes to an end.

 

Parker is eligible to play despite his red card on Saturday (he is set to miss Saturdays game against Bicester) and Ryan Chambers might also be called upon following his appearance for the firsts on Saturday. Shirley comes back into the squad and Haynes and Ward face late fitness tests after picking up injuries during the game against Long Crendon.

 

Kick off at Lucy Plackett Playing Fields is at 6.30pm (postcode OX17 3LJ). 

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