Malmesbury Victoria Dev. - Wiltshire Senior League (Step 7)
The Flying Monks Dev. team currently compete in the Wiltshire Senior League where they have played since 2016-17, the season that first team moved into the Hellenic structure from the Wiltshire League. It has to be said that they have not set the division alight in this time, but have also managed to hold their own despite never breaking into the top half of the table. As the only Step 7 team in the group they will start as favourites but won't be able to rest on their laurels.
Cricklade Town Reserves - Hellenic League Div. 2 (Step 8)
Cricklade's reserve side moved into the Hellenic league structure last season. Unfortunately, they only managed to play 5 games. They started well, inflicting defeat on Kington Town on the opening day, but tailed off a little, suffering quite heavy defeats to Malvern and Tuffley. Prior to this they had spent some time in the Swindon & District League. With their first team not involved in this competition, local pride will rest on the Reserves and Cricklade's A Team, who are in Group 8 (see next preview).
Redhouse FC Vets - North Wiltshire Vets League (N/A)
Redhouse Vets entered the North Wiltshire Veterans Division, part of the Wiltshire Senior League structure, for the first time last season, in the only the second season that the Division has existed. They only managed to play 3 of their games before the season was ended. However, at close of play they were only being kept off the top on goal difference from KMLC FC, who had played a game more. Redhouse finished with a 100% record, which included a 2-0 win at KMLC. Vets they may be, but don't write them off, you can't replace experience.
Spectrum FC - Swindon & District Division 1 (Step 9)
When last season was halted Spectrum were sitting fifth in Division 1 of the SDFL, some 13 points adrift of the leaders Swindon AFC. However, when it comes to goal scoring, they couldn't be matched, even by the leaders. A total of 32 goals, 17 at home and 15 away, over 8 matches to give an average of 4 per game. This was a great improvement on the previous season where Spectrum only won twice in the 13 games they completed, failing to win at home at all. The fact that so much improvement was made will no doubt give them encouragement that they can make an impact as the group underdogs.
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