Match of the Round

Bath & Wiltshire Redbacks vs Bristol Dockers

 

In an important fixture in the Welsh Australian Rules Football League, the Bath & Wiltshire Redbacks will host the Bristol Dockers as Thursday Night Football kicks off around Europe.

The Bristol Dockers have been in outstanding form following their success in the combined SEWARFL tournament earlier this year.

The ‘Purple Haze’ went through the tournament undefeated in a pure showcase of Australian Football, easily accounting for all their opponents in convincing victories.

In the same tournament, the boys from Chippenham were very competitive in tough fixtures against some the best teams across Wales and Southern England.

As we enter Round 5 of the WARFL both teams are in need of a valuable mid-season win.

While Bristol look like they could go back to back in 2018, Bath & Wiltshire have come along steadily through this football season.

While they were unsuccessful against both the Sussex Swans and Portsmouth Pirates in the first round of the SEWARFL, their performance against the Southampton Titans was particularly impressive as they took a share of the points in the season’s first and only draw.

They’ll look to bring that same intensity and grit against a Dockers side in red-hot form to kick start their 2018 campaign.

Last time the two teams met was at the start of the season in May, where it was the reigning premiers Bristol who were victorious by 37 points.

 

Bath & Wiltshire Redbacks vs Bristol Dockers

Time: 18:30 pm

Venue: Chippenham

Will Taylor – AFL Europe