GOATACRE are within touching distance of a remarkable third straight promotion after their Premier Two clash with Glastonbury was abandoned at the weekend.

Results elsewhere mean that second-placed Goatacre are now 20 points clear of Keynsham, who they host on Saturday in their final game of the season.

The match is an effective play-off to take on the likes of Bath and Bristol in Premier One in 2013, with Goatacre holding the upper hand heading into the high-stakes clash.

“It was a bit disappointing that the Glastonbury game got abandoned when we thought we bowled pretty well and were in with a chance of chasing the total,” said wicketkeeper Sam Parish.

“We lost a couple of points on Ashcott at the top but results that came through elsewhere meant we gained an advantage on the teams below us.

“If you’d offered us this position at the start of the season then we’d have snapped your hand off.

“Unless we get hammered by Keynsham then we should stay above them, and we still have a chance of finishing above Ashcott at the top, so it’s turned out quite well for us.”