Swindon Rangers travelled away to Malmesbury with a bare squad of 9. The match kicked off under difficult weather conditions but Rangers soon took the game by the scruff of the neck winning 2-8 with goals from Harry Farrow (2), Jamie Watson (2), Ryan Dunn (1) and a hat trick from Kamryn Gillespie.
Wilts County Cup
Croft Red JFC U13 secured a place in the Wilts Cup Semi-Final after defeating Melksham Town U13 3-1. Croft got off to a flyer thanks to some individual skill and a quality finish from Tyger-J Hall. This was followed by Tyger’s second goal after a good team build up. Landon Golding scored Crofts third goal on the stroke of half time with a superb long range free kick. Melksham got one back in the second half. Both teams deserved a lot of credit for playing so well on a terrible pitch and with a very strong wind.
Liden Community White recorded a hard fought 3:0 victory over Wickham Wanderers. In difficult conditions both teams battled well, but eventually Wanderers succumbed to the Liden pressure. Goals from Keiran Northmore, Beyazit Durdu and a superb overhead kick from Kyran Driscoll ensure the home team took the points.
Highworth Town Juniors T recorded a 7-0 away win at Liden Community Green. Josh Uzzell scored a hat-trick including a penalty with Will Webster, Bradley Poole, Sebastian Goddard and an o.g. accounting for the rest. Wanborough & Wroughton were level 0-0 at half time but in the second half Wroughton scored, Wanborough then equalised thanks to a great goal from Will Sumner but Wroughton put two more away to take the points.
Wanborough & Wroughton were level 0-0 at half time but 2nd half Wroughton scored, Wanborough then equalised thanks to a great goal from Will Sumner but Wroughton put two more away to take the points.
A penalty save from Josh Hodson in the FC Abbey Meads Colts goal helped them to a 1-0 victory over Avebury.
Avebury started the game well and created several chances before being awarded a penalty late in the first half.
Josh Hodson made a good save to keep the score at 0-0.
Soon after, Charlie Eustice gave Abbey Meads the lead finishing from close range after a scramble in the Avebury area.
Abbey Meads had several chances to extend their lead in the second half but neither team could add to the scoring and it finished 1-0.
A very entertaining game between 2 good footballing sides saw Castle Combe edge the game with a 5-3 victory, goals from Eddie Swain 2, James McGettigan, Matthew West & Luca Cosentino.
Wanborough started looking lively but Ashton were 2-0 at half time. Wanboroughs Luke Bolton scored but with only one sub and a number of injuries Wanborough limped to the end conceding four more.
FC Calne Rovers gained victory in a fiercely contested game at Highworth Town ‘T’, winning 5-2 in their first league game since mid October. Brandon Willox-Last headed home a corner to give Calne the lead, and Freddie Boase added two more to put them in control. Highworth curled in a well-placed free kick to make it 3-1 at the break, and converted a penalty early in the second half to take the deficit to one. Boase completed his hat-trick immediately though to regain the two goal margin, and scored his fourth of the morning late on to give Rovers a deserved 5-2 win. With chances at both ends on a boggy pitch, the game was goalless at half time. After the break, Harry Curtis opened the scoring for Stratton with Hitesh Mistry scoring his first of the season to seal the win. Lydiard keeper, Allan Monterio Chan was outstanding and the clear player of the match.
With chances at both ends on a boggy pitch, the game was goalless at half time. After the break, Harry Curtis opened the scoring for Stratton with Hitesh Mistry scoring his first of the season to seal the win. Lydiard keeper, Allan Monterio Chan was outstanding and the clear player of the match.
Highworth Town rushed into a 4 goal half time lead against Marshfield, courtesy of goals from Adam Holmes, Ben Law, Louis Le Bon and Rory Peacy. Against the wind in the 2nd half, Town worked hard to ensure Declan Harris recorded a clean sheet.