- Tawny Owl thrash Bassett Bulldogs in semi final of Swindon Advertiser cup
- Chiseldon unlucky against Wroughton Reserves in George Thomas/Don Rogers Cup Semi Final
- Many matches called off due to weather and pitch conditions
Swindon Advertiser Cup
|Tawny Owl 8||Bassett Bulldogs 1|
|Jack Allen x 2, Kenny Hawkins x 2, Karl Spencer, Danny Cole, Gio De Sando, Lewis Waldon||No Scorer Given|
|Reigning Advertiser Cup Champions Tawny Owl will get the defend their title after a very confident semi-final performance against Bassett Bulldogs.
With nothing but a few games in hand between the clubs in the Premier Division, Tawny Owl perfectly show cased why they remain undefeated this season.
With the score being 4-0 at the half time mark, Bassett Bulldogs had their work cut out for them. However, the game got further away from them as Tawny came back out as good as the first half and managed to put a couple more goals past the Bulldogs keeper.
The Bulldogs managed to get themselves a consolation goal but was quickly followed by another 2 goals from Tawny, putting the scoreline at 8-1 full time.
Jack Allen and Kenny Hawkins both managed to get themselves a brace of goals with Karl Spencer, Danny Cole, Gio De Sando and Lewis Waldon also making it on to the score sheet.
Tawny Owl will be hoping for more cup success in the semi final of the Wiltshire Cup, where they will be playing Three Daggers on March 18th.
George Thomas/Don Rogers Cup
|Chiseldon 3||Wroughton 5|
|Frankie Hunt, James Lovell x 2||Jamie Pidgeon x 3, Jordan Lea, Mike Thompson|
|Wroughton fell behind in the game after a clumsy challenge in the box resulting in a penalty being award to Chiseldon which was neatly put away by Hunt.
With a strong wind proving a challenge for both teams to get the ball down and play, it was Chiseldon who went in with a one goal lead at half time.
However, with the change of ends, it wasn’t long before Wroughton were level. A long range shot, which seemed destined to end up in the goalkeepers arms, was spilled and the ball some how ended up in the back of the net.
Wroughton had their tails up and with the wind behind them, started to dominate proceedings. Two quick goals followed and Wroughton looked in control.
Chiseldon kept working and tried to catch Wroughton out on the break and from set pieces, from which they were rewarded for their efforts. A freekick from deep was swung in from Clarke and was met by the head of Lovell on the edge of the box who guided the ball in to the bottom corner of the net.
Chiseldon’s come back was short lived, as Wroughton pushed more players forward and their lead was further increased, as Pidgeon netted for his 3rd of the game to make it 5-2.
Chiseldon managed to pull another goal back after Morgan was hacked down by the Wroughton keeper inside the box.
Lovell stepped up to slot the penalty home but it was too late in the game for any further come back and Wroughton progressed through to the final.
Who the winners will face in the final remains a mystery, with the Deers Leap and Ramsbury semi-final being abandoned well into the second half of the match.
The fixture has not currently been rearranged with Wiltshire FA saying that a disciplinary process is now being followed.