Tuesday 7th September 2021
Royal Wootton Bassett Town Under 13 Yellows got their 2021-22 season off to a flying start as they struck nine times in a thirteen goal North Wilts League Cup Preliminary round thriller away against Hungerford Town Juniors.
Bassett booked their spot in the first round in style as Charlie Greaney and Yusuf Guloglu both bagged hat tricks. Fynn Crone, Jack McGeoch and William Moreton completed the scoring to set up a first round tie against Division One Ramsbury Youth.
Both Under 12 sides were also in cup action as they played their first ever competitive fixtures.
There was heartbreak for the Blues as they lost 5-4 on penalties against Highworth Town Juniors J after the teams had shared eight goals between them during the course of the match. On target for Bassett were Alex Greenouff (2), Mason Brooks and Alfie-Jack McCarthy.
It was a tough day at the office for the Yellows though as they were knocked out following a 10-4 defeat against FC Calne Youth Blue.
Elsewhere, three sides got their league campaigns underway. And there were winning starts for the Under 13 Blue and Under 16 Blue teams.
Playing their first fixture in Division One after last season's title winning Division Two campaign, the Under 13 Blues recorded a convincing 4-1 triumph at home against FC Chippenham Youth Panthers. They never looked in any danger, a stunning first half performance having put them 3-0 in front at the break. Scoring for Bassett were Liam Lye-Owens, Sonny Parmaku and William Smith.
The Under 16 Blues' opening day Division One victory was a much tighter affair, but Samuel Bounds' first half brace proved enough to see off FC Calne Youth Black by the odd goal in three.
The Under 18s will be quickly looking to bounce back after a 6-2 reverse at the hands of Highworth Town Juniors J. Finley Smith was Bassett's scorer in their heavy loss.Last modified on Tuesday 7th September 2021 at 08:52.