Five-star U12s banish their winter Blues

Sunday 25 February 2018 - by Stuart Smedley (Updated on 25 February 2018 at 18:10)

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Under 12 Blues brought a seven-game winless run to an end with a stunning 5-3 away victory against Cirencester Town Centurions.

Bassett threw the form book out of the window as they saw off a title contending Cirencester side, who had lost just one league contest going into the game.

Five different scorers were on hand to secure victory for the visitors as Jack Blunt, Noah Cranswick-Coates, Alec Gawthropp, Louis Godwin and Leo Neve all found the net.

The win lifts Bassett two places to seventh in North Wilts Division One. And, after a flying start to the campaign descended into a difficult run that saw them claim just two draws from seven games over the winter months, here's hoping it provides the confidence needed to see them finish the season with a flourish.

Elsewhere, three title chasers also secured important victories.

A hard-fought 2-1 triumph against Stratton Youth saw the Under 18 Blues leapfrog their opponents into second place in Division One. Harrison Gough and Thomas Legge were on target for Bassett, who clawed their way within a point of leaders Malmesbury Victoria Youth, who they face next week.

It was a straightforward afternoon for the Under 15 Blues as they hit thirteen without reply past Croft Junior Blue. Nonetheless it was still a vital win for Bassett, who were playing their first league game since the end of November thanks to recent cup commitments and postponements. They are now within a point of Swindon Supermarine R, with both teams having played eight games.

Against Croft Nat Bell led the way with a hat trick, while Thomas Pitt, Billy Saunders and Daniel Warre all notched braces. Michael Gilder, Landon Golding and Jack Langcaster completed the scoring.

A 3-0 triumph for the Under 13 Blues against Croft Junior Blue means that three wins from their final five games will guarantee them the Division Two title. Michael Clifton scored twice and Taiga Matsushima once as they recorded a fourth successive victory.

Bassett host their nearest rivals South Cerney, who sit second, eighteen points behind with four games in hand, next week.

The Under 16 Blues, meanwhile, ran third place Robins close for the majority of their Division Two contest, before falling to a 3-1 loss.

Also defeated this weekend were the Under 14 Yellows (0-12 against Lambourn Sports Juniors), Under 13 Yellows (1-5 against Marlborough Youth Colts) and Under 12 Whites (0-5 against Ferndale Rodbourne Rebels).

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