IT’S NEARLY April, the clocks are set to go forward and finally Welshpool’s football and rugby sides might end one of the most bizarre 0-0 draws of the season.
Both sides can get into positive points tallies with victories this weekend .
Cymru Alliance side Welshpool Town were docked 15 points for fielding ineligible players earlier in the season but have managed to clamber up to zero heading into tomorrow night’s clash with Penrhyncoch.
And the rugby side, who have won once this season in the north Wales rugby league division two north, suffered a three points deduction for failing to fulfill a fixture, leaving them also on nought in the table ahead of their visit to Llanidloes on Saturday.
“It will be a tough game for us on Saturday and it will be hard to come away with a win but it would be nice to see us get off zero,” said rugby club spokesman Gary Williams.
“The football team are struggling as well and it is difficult times at the moment so hopefully we can both get a win.”
And football club manager Chris Herbert is still upbeat about his side’s survival chances - despite being eight points adrift of second bottom Rhayader Town.
“When I first joined the club my first aim was to get to zero points and it’s a nice feeling after being on a minus for so long,” he said.
“I’ve told the lads just to keep going and finish and try to finish as high as we can.
“You never know what can happen and what teams will be promoted.”
And Herbert has moved to bolster his ranks by capturing young Newtown striker Jamie Breese.
Although his move was completed this week after his contract was cancelled at Latham Park, the striker will have to wait a couple of games before making his debut.
“He’s only 18 and I rate him as one of the best young forwards in this area,” said Herbert.
“I’m looking forward to Jamie playing alongside Calvin Davies up front, I feel they’re going to be a real handful.
“Although he’s had his contract terminated, he can’t play until 30 days since his last appearance for Newtown so he’ll miss our next two games.”
Meanwhile Guilsfield, without a game this weekend, have made a move to bolster their squad by putting seven days notice of approach on Llanidloes Town midfielder Gareth Mansell.