Lucky sevens

Sunday 05 November 2017 - by Stuart Smedley (Updated on 05 November 2017 at 19:27)

Four of Royal Wootton Bassett Town's youth sides emerged victorious in contests featuring seven goals this weekend, with three of those teams triumphing by the odd goal.

Befitting the Guy Fawkes celebrations, there were plenty of fireworks, nowhere more so than in matches involving the Under 16 Blues, Under 18 Yellows and Under 12 Blues.

The Under 16 Blues went into their home game against Ferndale Rodbourne stuck in something of a rut having suffered four straight losses. But they fought to the end in a fascinating encounter, ultimately prevailing thanks to goals from Michael Christmas-Boulton, Gustavo da Silva, Benjamin Evans and James Young.

Also coming out on top 4-3 were the Under 18 Yellows. They returned to winning ways in the league with victory against Blunsdon thanks to Joe Mitchell's brace and goals from Callum Bridges and Luke Saunders.

The other teams involved in games where seven goals were scored secured progression to the third round of the North Wilts League Cup with their wins.

Advancing by the skin of the teeth were the Under 12 Blues, who saw off Division One rivals AFC Newbury Colts Red 4-3.

It was plainer sailing for the Under 15 Blues though, as they put seven without reply past FC Calne. On target were Nathaniel Bell (2), Landon Golding (2), Jack Langcaster and Daniel Warre.

Elsewhere, there were league triumphs for the Under 14 Blues, Under 13 Blues and Under 12 Girls.

Marcel Lewis, Jack Osbaldeston and Matthew Purcell netted in the elder side's 3-0 home win against FC Abbey Meads Strikers.

The league leading Under 13 Blues sailed past Stratton Juniors Wolves 13-1. Nine different scorers found the net, with Joey Warren (3), Michael Clifton (2) and Jacob Rendell-Haines (2) leading the way. Also scoring were Edward Aitken, Oliver Dyer, Alfie Gleed, Joshua Griffin, Taiga Matsushima and Samuel Warner.

The Under 12 Girls' fourth win of the campaign was a convincing one as they defeated AFC Corsham 6-0. Hotshot Poppy Wannell scored four for the second successive game, with Darcy Cox adding a pair.

Although they didn't win, it was another positive weekend for the Under 12 Yellows, who maintained their unbeaten record in Division Four with a 1-1 draw against Stratton Juniors Bears.

The Under 13 Yellows (4-2against Oaksey) and Under 12 White (3-1 against Cricklade Youth) both suffered narrow league defeats, while the Under 15 Yellows crashed to an 8-0 loss against higher level Cirencester Town in the cup.

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This week

Celebrating success: Ladies County Cup and League runners-up (23/06)

Quartet earn sportsmanship awards (22/06)

This month

Celebrating success: North Wilts League U15 Division 3 runners-up (17/06)

Senior section set to gear up for new season (17/06)

Soccer Skills Academy Summer Holiday Camps (15/06)

Youth Section Presentation award winners (15/06)

Celebrating success: Swindon Sunday League Division Two champions (13/06)

Join us for the World Cup at the Gerard Buxton Sports Ground! (11/06)

Family Fun and Registration Day on July 1st (11/06)

Celebrating success: North Wilts League U13 Division Two champions (08/06)

Celebrating success: Veterans Winter Flexi League runners-up (05/06)

Sponsorship opportunities available for 2018-19 season (04/06)

Sunday team award winners (03/06)

Celebrating success: North Wilts League U18 Division One runners-up (01/06)


County Call for Wilkins (30/05)

Celebrating success: North Wilts League U12 Division Four champions (29/05)

Community Football coaches sought (28/05)

Manager sought for next season's Under 13 Girls (28/05)

Youth Section Presentations (27/05)

Provisional Hellenic League Premier Division constitution announced (25/05)

Applicants sought for Ladies team manager role (21/05)

First team programme awarded sixth best in non-league (21/05)

Free Goalkeeper Training Session (21/05)

Wrona and Gulliver at the double (20/05)

Five-star Yellows seal title with playoff victory (20/05)

Under 15 Blues complete cup double (19/05)

Ladies seal top two finish (17/05)

Free Saturday Skills Sessions (15/05)

The Price is right (14/05)

Final countdown for youth trio (14/05)

Sunday side crowned champions (13/05)

Alana hat-trick keeps Yellows in the title Hunt (13/05)

Senior Section Presentation (13/05)

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Under 12 Girls overcome bogey side (29/04)

Bassett pass Charter Standard health check (26/04)

Bassett fall to Woodley in wild end of season clash (26/04)

Bingo Fundraiser (24/04)

Teams seeking players for next season (23/04)

Under 15 Blues crowned County Cup kings (22/04)

Under 13 Blues seal title (19/04)

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