Mixed fortunes

Sunday 18 February 2018 - by Stuart Smedley (Updated on 18 February 2018 at 20:50)

It was a case of mixed fortunes for Royal Wootton Bassett Town's youth sides on another weekend where the number of games was limited by the weather and school holidays.

The only victors on the day were the Under 12 Yellows, who roared to an 11-0 success at home against FC Chippenham Youth Trojans, a result which gives them a share of top spot in North Wilts League Division Four.

While not victorious, the Under 18 Yellows can be pleased with the dramatic point they claimed against Avonvale United thanks to Callum Bridges' last minute equaliser. Ryan Battershell has scored Bassett's earlier goal.

Elsewhere, game thirteen proved unlucky for the Under 15 Yellows, who lost their unbeaten record in a 3-1 defeat against Swindon Supermarine J. Despite losing in the league for the first time this season, Bassett still sit top of Division Three. However, their lead over second place Ashton Keynes has been trimmed to two points, while Supermarine sit five points behind with three games in hand.

The Under 12 Blues gave Division One pacesetters AFC Newbury Red a run for their money in a tight encounter, before eventually succumbing to a 4-2 loss.

A week after gaining their first point of the season, the Under 13 Yellows fell to a 4-0 loss against Wroughton Youth White, while the Under 14 Yellows (1-6 against Wroughton Youth Lightning) and Under 12 Whites (0-8 against Cricklade Youth) found the going tough too.

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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)

Ladies take it to the wire (13/05)

Bassett trio up for Your Sport Swindon March Goal of the Month (11/05)

Under 9 Blues win North Wilts League Cup (09/05)

Frome frustrate Ladies (09/05)

Under 12 Yellows set up final day title decider (06/05)

Soccer Skills Academy May Holiday Camp (04/05)

Ladies rocked by Robins (03/05)

Veterans shine on successful Super Sunday (30/04)

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)

Ladies earn valuable point in Swindon stalemate (19/04)

Treble-chasing Under 15 Blues aim for County Cup crown (17/04)