THAME United boss Mark West is keeping his feet firmly on the ground, despite his in-form side moving into the Evo-Stik South League Division 1 Central play-off positions.

A run of six games without defeat has lifted Thame up to fifth, and tomorrow they travel to lowly Dunstable Town.

West said: “To pick up six points against Bedford and AFC Dunstable in the last two games has been great for us.

“Against Bedford, we were brilliant, and deserved our win, although we had to work very hard against AFC Dunstable in midweek.

West said: “It’s great to be in the position we are, but I’m certainly not getting carried away, and neither are the players.

“We need to get our heads right, because Dunstable are fighting hard for points and we need to work hard to keep our good run going.”

Aaron Jewell returns to the squad after suspension, but Andy Gledhill and David Lynn are missing.

Didcot Town manager Andy Ballard admits his side got a real stroke of luck last weekend when their match at Sporting Bromsgrove was abandoned.

Didcot were 3-1 down and had been reduced to ten men when floodlight failure forced the referee to abandon the match.

“It was a real blessing in disguise last week as we were really up against it, with Cam McNeill being sent off and 3-1 down,” Ballard said.

“We will put that behind us and look to keep our good run going.”

Didcot have a plethora of absentees for tomorrow’s trip to Coleshill Town with John Dennis and Brandon Taverner (both hamstring), George Reid (ankle), Seth Humphries (broken hand) and Matty Woodley (knee) out, while Cameron McNeill begins a three-match ban.

North Leigh could be boosted by the return of influential striker George Seacole when they host Bedford Town.

Ben Brown is still out, however, as the Millers look to pull away from the drop zone.

“We’re due a bit of luck in front of goal both ends, but when you’re down the bottom, you don’t get the run of the ball,” said joint manager Craig Dore.

Basement side Kidlington host AFC Dunstable.

In the Premier Central, Banbury United travel to Needham Market.


Thame Utd (v Dunstable Tn, away): from Hill, Mepham, Scott, Sturgess, Martin, A Goss, Evans, Ashworth, Murray, L Goss, James, West, Tack, Jewell.

Didcot Tn (v Bromsgrove Sporting, away): from Bedwell, Barder, Carnell, Learoyd, M Williams, Hayden, McNish, Murphy, Gardner, Hackett, L Williams, Thomas, A Woodley, Ballard, Alexis, Isaac.

North Leigh (v Bedford Tn, home): from Cavanagh, Linford-Pill, Peart, Simms, James, Tutton, Gila, Alabi, Landers, Seacole, Gunn, Saunders, H Grant, C Grant, Ngathe, Cowan.