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Chippenham Town – Season Preview 2019/2020

Chippenham Town

2018/19 Season

National South: 13th

F.A Cup: 4th Qualifying Round

F.A Trophy: 3rd Qualifying Round

County Cup: 1st Round

League Top Scorer: Nathaniel Jarvis (16 goals) / Average Attendance: 667

Chippenham Town have settled in well to the National South after winning promotion in 2017. The Wiltshire club recorded back to back thirteenth place finishes and will now be working out how to take the next step. Manager, Mark Collier persuaded David Pratt to return to the club from Wealdstone. The striker top scored for the Stones last term with 11 league goals and won the Southern Premier League with the Bluebirds two years ago. Youngster, Callum Gunner was on loan from Bradford City last season and has made his move to Chippenham Town permanent, his progression was curtailed through injury. Nat Jarvis top scored with 16 goals last season, the striker stays on with the Wiltshire club. However, fellow forward Nick McCootie scored eight times last season and he has dropped down a division moving to Weston-super-Mare. Three seasons in a row, Luke Hopper top scored for his respective club and now he will be plying his trade with Chippenham Town. Hopper joins from Southern Premier League South side Salisbury F.C, where he won their golden boot for the last two campaigns, three years ago he was Gloucester City’s top scorer in the National North. Rhys Taylor joins from Wealdstone and can be utilised as a full-back or winger, Taylor’s previous clubs include Reading, Hungerford Town and he has had a spell in Germany. Welsh teenager, Jay Foulston will fill in the left back position securing a loan deal from Newport County, where he made his debut for the Exiles at the age of 16.

The Manager – Mark Collier

Chippenham Town had hit a low point in 2013 when they lost 9-0 to Stourbridge. Mark Collier was on holiday in Egypt at the time and when he was asked to become manager he obliged. Last season was the first time Collier failed to improve Chippenham Town’s league position, but only because the Wiltshire club matched the thirteenth place finish in their debut National South campaign. Just over two years ago he won the Southern Premier League with his side recording 103 points. Prior his appointment at Chippenham Town, Collier famously led Swindon Supermarine to the F.A Cup second round, where they lost 1-0 to Colchester United.

Head to Head

Dartford wins: 2 / Chippenham Town wins: 1 / Draws: 1

Previous Meetings

13.04.2019 Dartford 0 Chippenham Town 1
13.10.2018 Chippenham Town 1 Dartford 2
20.01.2018 Chippenham Town 2 Dartford 2
09.09.2017 Dartford 3 Chippenham Town 0

Facts

Dartford scored in each of the first three matches against Chippenham Town going unbeaten.

In the last meeting between the two sides Chippenham Town recorded their first ever victory against the Darts.

Last Ten Years

 

 

Next Meetings

Saturday 26 October 2019 at Princes Park

Saturday 1 February 2020 at Hardenhuish Park

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