Bassett’s winning weekend

Tuesday 28th September 2021

It was a successful weekend for Royal Wootton Bassett Town's youth sides as five out of eight teams in competitive action recorded victories.

The biggest winners were the Under 16 Blues who marched into the second round of the North Wilts League Cup with a 9-0 thrashing of Kingsdown Lions Vikings. Rhys Matthew Westlake led the way with a hat-trick in his side's convincing away triumph. Also on target were Evan Bexon-Shaw (2), Samuel Bounds, Josh Flay, Harvey Fulton and Jofrancis Rosario.

Bassett's four other wins all came in league action.

It is still very much the early stages of the season, but a 4-2 home victory against Bishops Cannings Youth Scorpions has the Under 12 Blues level on points with Croft Junior Red at the top of North Wilts League Division Three. The Blues won on Sunday courtesy of Alex Greenouff's hat trick and a further strike from Kyle Lillis.

In Division Five, the Under 12 Yellows recorded their second win in a row as they beat Hungerford Town Juniors Blue 9-3 away from home.

The Under 13 Yellows were also again amongst the goals as they saw off Hungerford Town Juniors 7-1. Having scored a brace a week ago, Fynn Crone went one better with a hat-trick, while Thomas Hyde and William Moreton both scored twice.

Meanwhile, six goals without reply against Stratton Youth maintained the Under 15 Blues' perfect start to their Division Two campaign. Five different scorers – Thomas Nicholls (2), Jamie Black, Finley Hyde, Finley Lavender and Finlay Marshall – got in on the act for Bassett.

A detailed report from their game can be read here.

Elsewhere, there was a narrow defeat for the Under 18 Yellows in their opening game of the season as they were beaten 3-2 by South Cerney.

The Under 16 Yellows scored four in their North Wilts League Cup round one match away against Wroughton Youth Panthers, but ultimately lost 8-4 in a high-scoring affair. Patrick Otoo-Mensah (2), Ewan Painter and Lewis Taylor scored for Bassett.

And the Under 14 Yellows lost by the same score in their league fixture against Wroughton Youth Blue. Despite the defeat, it was a great afternoon for Layton Stepp who found the net three times, with Bassett's other goal scored by Owen Kuklinski.

Last modified on Tuesday 28th September 2021 at 09:04.