Veterans Summer League
Thursday 15 June 2017 - by Stuart Smedley (Updated on 28 June 2017 at 23:13)
Royal Wootton Bassett Town's Veterans team are once again taking part in the Wiltshire County FA Summer League. Follow their progress throughout the campaign here.
One of seven teams to enter, Bassett will be aiming to seal the title for the first time in their fifth year of participating in the competition.
And they certainly got off on the right foot, defeating Malmesbury Vets 5-0 in their opening fixture.
Steve Howse was the star of the show in their opener, netting a hat trick, while Steve Shaw and Paul Jack completed the scoring.
Bassett took on KMLC, who have enjoyed plenty of success in previous Summer League editions, in their second fixture.
They endured a disastrous start in that match, falling 2-0 down inside six minutes. However, Shaw and Martin Ohrland scored to level before the break.
The game seemed destined for a draw, but, disappointingly for Bassett, KMLC regained the lead with five minutes remainining.
There was still drama to come as Bassett thought they had levelled in the final minute, but the referee ruled out what appeared to be a legitimate goal.
Bassett go again in a fortnight's time when they look to bounce back against Trowbridge Tigers.