Somerset v Burnie Cardigan St
Somerset’s Chris Smith will face his old club for the first time since leaving Burnie after round three. Although Smith and Sam Cocks are good mates, there may be some tension between Chris and some of the other senior players. This will be a good test to see if Burnie can turn around their disciplinary problems and show that they are focused more on getting wins on the board than holding a grudge. Burnie should perhaps think like Billy Birmingham’s Tony Grieg. ‘To me, a grudge is nothing more than a place to park your car!’
Ulverstone v Launceston City Ulverstone Showgrounds
These two teams both have three wins on the board against the same three teams; Burnie, Somerset and Launy Utd. If either team is serious about making the top four then this is a must win game. City are the form team out of the 2 at this stage so there confidence should be up but Ulverstone will be keen to make up for their poor performance last week against rivals Devonport. The last time these 2 met in the league it was a 6-5 victory to Ulverstone I believe so this should be an entertaining contest.
Prospect v Launceston United Prospect Park
Prospect will need to win by 7 goals if the wish to go top of the table this week. A task that will near be impossible against a much improved Launceston United, who will be freshened up after a bye last weekend. I’m sure the Ranger army will be out in force to cheer on United so they stay 3 clear at the top.
Riverside v Devonport Windsor Park
Strike that last thought. Rangers will probably be in attendance at Windsor Park as their next league match is against Devonport. Devonport will be looking to make it 3 wins on the trot; however they take on a side looking to leapfrog the Strikers and push themselves back into the top 4. There have been calls of there being a ‘big 3’ this year. Those teams are Rangers, Prospect and Dev. Riverside get their chance to prove this ‘big 3’ theory wrong.
Rangers – Bye
Adam Whitemore will have the weekend off. It will give him a chance to reflect on his performances so far, a chance to check out his next opposition, and a chance to get the ultimate sheen on his Escher-like orb.