McGeachie provides moment of magic in fine win
Sunday 20 January 2019 - by Stuart Smedley (Updated on 20 January 2019 at 19:12)
Royal Wootton Bassett Town Under 13 Yellow produced their best performance of the season to date as they recorded a 1-0 victory over Wroughton Youth Panthers, who entered the day second in North Wilts League Division Two.
Demonstrating great grit and determination, Bassett were superb across the pitch. The teams went into break with the scores goalless, though Bassett had enjoyed the better of the opportunities during the opening period.
The decisive moment then came midway through the second half. The move started with a kick out from 'keeper Joshua Moore. He found Lewis Taylor on the wing, and he delivered a cross to Deniz McGeachie who made no mistake.
The win draws Bassett, sitting sixth, to within four points of Wroughton, with a game in hand still to play.
There were also wins this weekend for the Under 15 and 16 Blues, who both kept up the pressure on the Division One leaders.
The Under 15 Blues, 4-1 winners away against Ramsbury Youth, actually gained ground on pacesetters FC Chippenham Youth White, who could only draw against third place Swindon Supermarine J.
Against Ramsbury, leading scorer Kevin Prouse added to his already impressive tally for the campaign with a brace. Marcel Lewis and Rory Ryan also chipped in with goals to make certain of victory.
Meanwhile, a 4-1 triumph away at Wanborough Juniors Black means the Under 16 Blues can still go above Cirencester Town Centurions if they prevail in the two games in hand they possess.
Daniel Warre again led the way with a pair of goals that takes him to 31 for the season. Michael Friend and Luca Robinson were also on target.
Elsewhere this weekend there were defeats for the Under 16 Yellow and Under 12 Blue sides.
The Under 16 Yellows narrowly missed out on making it three games unbeaten in North Wilts League Division Two with a 1-0 defeat at home against FC Chippenham Youth.
It was a third defeat in a row for the Under 12 Blues as they were beaten 5-1 by Ferndale Rodbourne Red. Thomas Nicholls scored what proved to be a consolation goal for Bassett.