NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Carter set to sign for Shrivvy
SHRIVENHAM are hoping to wrap up the signing of Richie Carter but he will not be available for action this weekend.
The Wootton Bassett defender and midfielder is expected to be available for Wednesday’s Division One West clash with Cheltenham.
Shrivvy boss Michael McNally has also spoken to a couple of other players and hopes to tie up deals soon.
But for the time being, McNally is focused on the FA Vase first round qualifying visit to Hartley Wintney tomorrow.
Greg Hicks and Andy Lynham are unavailable but Bradley Gill and Dan Martin will come back in.
“You’re playing teams who are more your level than the FA Cup, so you’ve got more of a chance to go further,” said McNally.
“Wantage beat them 4-1, so we’d like to think we’ve got a chance.”
Wootton Bassett will renew rivalries with GE Hamble in the same competition and the Rylands Way side are without James Turner, but Ethan Delaney returns.
Bassett boss Dave Turner said: “I think they will be a different team to the one we’ve played in the last few seasons, they will be decent.
“We go there as underdogs, but we like that to be honest.”
Highworth entertain Calne at the Elms and manager John Fisher is targeting progress at the expense of their Wiltshire rivals..
“It’s a cup competition that you have a realistic chance of doing well in, it’s a tall order but it can be done,” said Fisher, who expects Richie Saunders and Johnny Aitkenhead to return.
“You just need a little bit of luck and to get the right draw.”
Meanwhile, Western League outfits Corsham, Melksham and Warminster are also in action in the FA Vase.
Corsham entertain Longwell Green Sports while Melksham Town face East Cowes at the Conigre and Warminster welcome Ringwood Town.
There is no Hellenic Premier fixtures involving our local sides but three matches with local interest will take place in Division One West.
New College welcome reigning champions Tytherington, who lost 2-1 at Wootton Bassett in midweek.
Malmesbury are away to Carterton and Lambourn Sports take on Fairford.