After a two week break with last weeks fixtures being called
off due to heavy snow it was back to business for teams in Division I. Four
games were scheduled to take place this week but only three went ahead after
Stratford Towns game with Romulus was postponed.
League leaders Mansfield Town were back in action, but they
slumped to a 4-2 defeat away to Tamworth. The top of the table is too close to
call and with another defeat Mansfield will need wins under their belt to
clinch the division after looking like runway victors earlier on this season.
For Tamworth they are in fourth place with seven points
separating third. It seems that Tamworth will be engaged in a battle this
season alongside Stratford and Solihull Moors.
With Mansfield’s slip up, this represented an excellent
opportunity for Boldmere St Michaels to go top of the division but like
Mansfield they were defeated 4-2 away to Chasetown who are now off the bottom.
Boldmere will be kicking themselves by not winning against lower ranked
opposition and this could cost them towards the end of the season.
At the start of the season, Chasetown were struggling to get
wins but with two games won they’ll surely want to go up the table as we reach
the last couple of months of the season with their nearest rivals being
Stourbridge who are two points above them.
In the weeks other game, Stourbridge were at home to Solihull
Moors, but it was day to forget for Stourbridge as they were hammered 6-1 to
Solihull. With Chasetown mounting pressure, Stourbridge will need to be careful
not to avoid hammerings like this.
Solihull are locked in a battle for fourth place with
Tamworth, so it will be very interesting to see how the battle develops between
them and Tamworth as the seasons winds down.
Next week’s fixtures see Romulus back in action at home to
Stourbridge with Kidderminster Harriers also returning to face Stratford.
Chasetown will be at home against Tamworth and Boldmere are at home against
Solihull. Both Romulus and Boldmere know that next week’s fixtures represents a
chance to replace Mansfield at the top with Mansfield not playing next week.