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3 From 3 For Sara's - 7 September

Cheltenham Saracens made it three wins from three at the start of their Uhlsport Hellenic League Division One West campaign by defeating Almondsbury 3-0 at home.

The goals at the DN Fire Stadium came from Adam Loveridge, Harlie Price and Gareth Jones, leaving them as one of only two teams with a 100 per cent record along with early leaders Easington Sports. Writes Jon Palmer in the Cheltenham Press.

ryan betteridge chaeltenham saracens hellenic league footballSaracens' joint boss Ryan Betteridge (pictured) said: "I am really pleased with the good start, which followed on from a tough but enjoyable pre-season. "We have a lot of new faces who have all settled in really quickly and they have very quickly developed a good spirit. Players who have been around the club before like Tim Griffiths, Ryan Smith, Cleo Hoare and Paul Holmes have played a big part in that."The lads have all bought in to how we want to play and what we would like to achieve this season."

Saracens have also defeated Pewsey Vale (6-0) and Thornbury Town (2-1) this term and the play Carterton Town at home on tomorrow (3pm). "We have had three good results against tough opposition," Betteridge said."We're pleased that we have shown different elements to our game. We've played some great football at times but we have also shown a grit and determination when we have needed to, Wednesday night's result being more workmanlike than anything against a good Almondsbury side. We are aware though that it is just a good start and that the season will be a long and tough one. One thing we will try and make sure is that we all enjoy the games. Winning will help that but so will playing in the manner in which the players are being asked to play."As long as we do that and the players are giving 100 per cent, as they have done for the first three games and all through pre-season, we can ask no more."

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