Under 14 Blues come from behind to claim crucial win

Sunday 07 January 2018 - by Stuart Smedley (Updated on 07 January 2018 at 19:50)

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Under 14 Blues started off 2018 in fine style, overturning a half time deficit to record a vital 3-2 victory against FC Calne Black.

A goal behind at the break, Bassett needed to respond in the second period as a victory for their hosts would have closed the gap between the two teams to just three points.

And James Johnson, Otis Lewis and Jack Osbaldeston all were on target to increase Bassett's lead over the fourth-place side to nine points.

That dealt a blow to Calne's hopes of being in the top two come the end of the season, and also preserved Bassett's six-point advantage at the top.

Also starting the new year well were the Under 12 Yellows, who put four goals past third place side Lydiard Youth Spartans without reply, stretching their lead over the team immediately below them in Division Four to four points.

Despite claiming a point against Pewsey Vale Youth, the teams sharing six goals, there was frustration for the Under 15 Yellows as their grip on top spot in Division Three weakened somewhat with a second successive draw.

Their lead over second place Swindon Supermarine J is now down to just two points, with Supermarine holding a vital game in hand. Scoring for them against Pewsey were Jack Timbrell (2) and Adam Carter.

Also sharing the spoils were the Under 18 Blues, who drew 2-2 with Stratton Youth. They can feel positive about that result though, coming on a weekend when leaders Malmesbury Victoria Youth suffered their first defeat of the season. Bassett can now move top of Division One if they triumph in the two games in hand they hold.

The Under 12 Blues saw their winless league run stretch to four games after they fell to a 4-1 loss against FC Calne Black.

Title challengers Lydiard Youth Blue defeated the Under 14 Yellows 4-0, while Chiseldon Youth triumphed 7-1 against the Under 12 White team.

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