WESTWOOD News start 2013 with a healthy lead of nine points over the chasing pack at the top of Division Three and Mark Hurkett’s men will only have themselves to blame should they go on to blow their massive lead.

Westwood visit Trowbridge Rangers for their opening game of the New Year and it would be a huge shock if they didn’t add another three points to the 27 they already have.

Second-placed Fleece FC play hosts to Bratton Reserves, who currently find themselves in the bottom two, and with Dave Griffin now in charge the villagers will be hoping for a better showing in the second half of the campaign.

The form book suggests a win for the Fleece but after finishing 2012 with a point against Bradford Reserves, Griffin’s men may just cause an upset in his second game in charge.

Last term's whipping boys Polenez Westbury have already bettered their points tally from last season, but they are unlikely to get anything from their trip to Stanley Park where Joe Martin’s Lacock side should collect maximum points as they look to reignite a promotion challenge that diminished in the build up to Christmas.

Levi’s FC will entertain bottom of the table The Stiffs, who went so close to winning their final two games of 2012 but like so many before came up just short leaving Ade Giles side to wonder what they need to do to register their first win of the season.

Levi’s may not have played for a month but with just one defeat in their last seven they ought to claim the spoils that will keep the Stiffs waiting for that all-elusive win.

It’s third verses fourth at Woodmarsh where Trowbridge Town Reserves welcome Bradford United Reserves.

When the teams met in November it was the Bees who strolled to a 7-2 win, however with Bradford coming into some good form prior to the Christmas break, the result ought to be a lot closer and Bradford have an outside chance of claiming a win that would see the two teams reverse positions.