We are hiring! Please click here to join our growing magazine delivery team in Gloucestershire!

4. Leaflets Distributed with TLA

Whaddon United looking forward to top-of-the-table showdown with Rodborough Old Boys

All Areas > Sport > Football

Author: Roger Jackson, Posted: Wednesday, 13th December 2023, 09:00

Whaddon have enjoyed great success in recent seasons Whaddon have enjoyed great success in recent seasons

Table-topping Whaddon United host closest rivals Rodborough Old Boys on Saturday, knowing that a victory would enhance their position as title favourites in Division Two of the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League.

Three points would also ensure that their Christmas party, which will take place at the Beehive in Prestbury on Saturday evening, will go with just that bit more of a swing.

Whaddon hold a seven-point advantage having won 11 and drawn one of their 12 league games.

The draw was at home to third-placed Staunton & Corse at the end of last month – Staunton trail Whaddon by nine points – and manager Kev Taylor said: “We’re flying at the moment, everybody is enjoying it, everybody is playing well.”

This is Whaddon’s first season back in the Northern Senior League, after running away with the Cheltenham League last time out.

They also won the Cheltenham League the previous season, too, and have plenty in common with their opponents on Saturday because Rodborough are also new to the level after winning Division One of the Stroud League in 2022/23.

The two teams met at Rodborough in August with Taylor saying: “This is a massive game for us, they gave us an absolute scare earlier in the season. It was 3-3 at half-time before we picked it up in the second half and won 5-3.”

That remains Rodborough’s only defeat of the league campaign and Taylor added: “We want challenging games. We were 2-0 down against Staunton but once we got one back I knew we wouldn’t lose. They're a very big side but we were all over them at the end.”

Taylor, who is assisted by Elliott Sheering, said he was always confident that Whaddon would do well in the 15-strong division this season.

“We knew we had the capability to move up and we’ve improved as a team,” he said. “We’ve added to the squad and while we’ve got a good number of experienced players, we’ve got some good younger ones too, it’s a good mix.”

Jordan Mitchell and Ryan Vincent have been banging in the goals, while Riley Butt has been controlling things in the middle of the park.

“We want to be at the top of the table,” continued Taylor. “The club are in a healthy state but it’s a long season. Fortunately, we’ve got a good reserve team as well.”

Other Images

Ryan Vincent has been among the goals for Whaddon United this season

Copyright © 2024 The Local Answer Limited.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site's author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to The Local Answer Limited and thelocalanswer.co.uk with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

More articles you may be interested in...

The Local Answer. Advertise to more people in Gloucestershire
The Local Answer. More magazines through Gloucestershire doors

© 2024 The Local Answer Limited - Registered in England and Wales - Company No. 06929408
Unit H, Churchill Industrial Estate, Churchill Road, Leckhampton, Cheltenham, GL53 7EG - VAT Registration No. 975613000

Privacy Policy