WATCHET Town are expecting to field a near full-strength side for Saturday's home game against Saltford in Division One of the Uhlsport Somerset County Football League (3.00), writes Barry Knott.

The seasiders are lying second in the division and must win against sixth-placed Saltford if they are going to stay in the championship race.

Staplegrove are the current leaders. They are six points ahead of Watchet but have played two more games.

Assuming Watchet win on Saturday, the crunch comes on Saturday week when the sides meet in Taunton with the winners almost certain to become champions.

Watchet beat Castle Cary before a fair sized crowd last weekend, and club spokesman Nick Sully said: "We've been able to field a more settled side this season and results have improved compared to last season. The confidence of the boys is higher.

"We're hoping for another good crowd - it's always nice when you got good support behind you. The players appreciate it."

Watchet will end their season with an away match against Ashcott on Saturday, May 4.

Meanwhile, Minehead finish the season with a run of four away matches, beginning with a game against bottom side Combe St Nicholas on Saturday.

They follow this with a tough game against third-placed Peasedown Miners Welfare the following Saturday. Their other two fixtures are against Burnham (April 27) and Yatton & Cleeve United (May 11).

Minehead will go into Saturday's game at Combe fully expecting to take all three points after gaining a 2-2 home draw against Yatton and Cleeve who still have hopes of promotion. However their draw at Minehead will not have helped.

Minehead Reserves complete their season in the premier division of the Taunton Saturday League this weekend with an away match against second from bottom Wyvern United.

Minehead also have two ties in the new President's Cup coming up. They play Staplegrove Reserves on the 3G pitch at Bridgwater College Academy on Wednesday of next week, and are home to Redgate in the same competition on Thursday, Aprilo 25.

Exmoor Rangers are home to Galmington Reserves in the first division of the Saturday League on Saturday, hoping to pull off only their sixth victory of the season.

In the second division, Alcombe Rovers entertain Bridgwater & Albion Reserves on Saturday, while Porlock Reserves are home to North Petherton Reserves.

Football these days often goes into May leaving players with little time to chill out before returning to pre-season training which can often start mid-June.