Hellenic League Premier Division playoff race - state of play

Saturday 9th March 2024

After this week's round of fixtures, Royal Wootton Bassett Town remain in third in the Hellenic League Premier Division - with their playoff hopes very much strengthened.

Friday's important 1-0 derby victory against fourth place Fairford Town, combined with draws for Slimbridge (1-1 against new leaders Corsham Town) and Cinderford Town (1-1 against Worcester Raiders) as well as defeat for Roman Glass St George (0-1 away at Highworth Town) means Sam Collier and his side have extended their advantage over four of the teams chasing them.

Indeed only Highworth were able to maintain pace with Bassett on what could prove a decisive round of matches.

Highworth are eight points behind and, with five games in hand, are well placed to climb above Bassett into third place (a position that comes with the guarantee of a home playoff.

The Worthians still have to win most of the games in hand they possess though - which will be a tough challenge in a highly competitive division.

Despite Corsham going to the top of the table, they remain likely to finish as runners-up behind Worcester City. The Quarrymen are now just a win away from guaranteeing at least a playoff finish though.

Behind them it seems like Bassett are one of six teams fighting for the other three spots. Collier and co are very much well placed - and a win at home against Brimscombe and Thrupp next Saturday will only strengthen their credentials even further.

Last modified on Saturday 9th March 2024 at 19:22.