This weekend, we’re welcoming Veor to Raleigh Park for the last competitive home fixture of 2021.
With the remaining two fixtures away from home, this is the last chance for the boys to impress at home for over a month, so they’re going to be keen!
We go into this game on the back of two good wins against some decent opponents, a 36-0 win at home to Torquay and then most recently a 3-27 victory away in Mid Devon against North Tawton.
In his comments last weekend, Sam Williams praised the cohesion in the side and their increased workload in key areas of the game, he also mentioned changes within the side, appointing Danny Sansom as Vice Captain and creating a decision making group with Liam and Danny, along with Mike Richards, Luke Pattison and Tom Cooke. These changes seem to be working and long may this continue as we approach the half way point of the season.
Turning the attention to our visitors, Veor who travel up from Cornwall sitting one place above us in the league standings in seventh with four wins, one draw and six losses. Despite Withy winning more games with five, once again its the additional bonus points that puts Veor above us on 26pts. Most recently, the Cornishmen suffered a close 15-13 defeat away against Torquay Athletic.
You have to go all the way back to the 2013/14 season to find the last time we met with Veor for a game. During this season, it was Withy that came away with the wins, winning 50-5 at Raleigh Park and 10-62 in the return fixture earlier that season. A lot happens in seven years though, and with both sides looking very different and with the sides now sporting similar statistics for the 2021/22 season, this is likely to be a much closer, exciting encounter.
The action gets underway at 2:30pm from Raleigh Park. With this being the final league game of the calendar year at Raleigh Park, we’d love to see a huge turnout and see you pack the park and lend your voice in support for the boys as they hope to keep the winning streak going.
As ever though, updates will be online for those unable to join us at https://bit.ly/wit-veor