Sat 28th Oct. Southern League Div. One
Town 3-2 Mousehole
Tues. 31st Oct. Wiltshire Prem Shield Rd One
Town 8-3 Laverstock & Ford
TOWN entertained Mousehole (yes Mousehole from Penzance) on Saturday 28th October and came away with a narrow 3-2 win followed by an 8-3 drubbing of Laverstock & Ford to a earn a place in the quarter finals of the Wiltshire Prem Shield.
Mousehole who are new to the Southern League have started the season fantastically and at kick off sat second in the League, reports club chairman, Darren Perrin.
Town came into the game on the back of three defeats and needed a big performance to get anything from the game.
What transpired was a magnificent game of football played in atrocious conditions but played on a magnificent playing surface in front of a very good crowd.
Mousehole started the game the better team and deservedly took the lead after 20 minutes. At this stage it looked like being a long afternoon for the Town but slowly and gradually they got back into the game and drew level through Lerone Plummer after 35 minute and then took the lead just before half time through Ralph Graham to lead 2-1 at the break.
The conditions deteriorated as the afternoon went on and certainly did not help when one of the Mousehole players picked up a very serious collarbone injury resulting in a 15-minute delay. (We wish the player a speedy recovery).
In the 75th minute Mousehole equalised but all credit to the Town players they responded in great fashion just a minute later with a fine Albie Hopkins goal. Despite the referee playing an astonishing 19 minutes of injury time, the Town saw the game out well to record a tremendous three points in a contest that was a credit to the Southern League.
On the Tuesday night, Town hosted Laverstock & Ford in the Wiltshire Professional Shield and won the game 8 – 3. The Town goal scorers on the night were Henry Sady x2, Ralph Graham, David Thompson, Alex Henshall, Ben Brooks and two goals from Harry Woods. This took the club into the quarter finals alongside Swindon Town, Chippenham Town, Bemerton, Westbury, Swindon Supermarine, Salisbury and Highworth, the bigger clubs in the county. The draw for this will be made in due course.
Town’s game at Tavistock on Saturday was postponed because of the weather.
• This coming Saturday 11th November, the first team are at home to Cribbs in another tough fixture where a victory could propel the Town back into a play off position. Please bring family and friends along and support your local football team.
On Friday the 3rd November the Football and Rugby Clubs hosted the Melksham Fireworks and what a show it was (see story page 9 and Melksham News Facebook page).
Fantastic turn out of 2,000 people witnessed a magnificent display and both clubs would like to thank the public for their help in making the night run so smoothly from car parking, to the people who arrived on foot, and used both club’s premises. We have great pleasure that next year’s Fireworks is already booked in the calendar.