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M Vaughan (2), J Newton

Vaughan is on the Mark for Bassett

From the Swindon Advertiser, first published Monday 24th Sep 2001.

Wootton Bassett are through to the third round of the FA Vase after beating local rivals Calne Town 3-2 after extra time.

"We needed that," said a relieved Bassett manager Peter Yeardley. "It was a superb all round performance, the lads stuck to their task and got their reward. It was nice to win our first game in the Vase and let's hope we can start playing like that in the league and pick up a few more good results."

Visitors Calne Town had the better of the opening exchanges and took the lead on 32 minutes when they were awarded a penalty after a push in the box. Sean Terry tucked the spot kick away past keeper Richard Stevens.

Gradually the home side came more into the game and Gareth Walsh found the net on 40 minutes but the effort was disallowed.

On the run-up to the interval things began to get heated and the referee was forced to disperse half a dozen yellow cards between the two sides.

Calne almost scored a second at the start of the second half, Stevens making a great save from Craig Buck, and at the other end Jeremy Newton went close with a good effort.

On 64 minutes Bassett at last drew level when Mark Vaughan was brought down and Mark Simpkins' free kick found Newton, who drove a low shot into the net.

Bassett then began to get on top and Calne keeper Daryl Sims made several good saves to ensure the tie went into extra time. However the keeper was unable to stop a header from Vaughan entering the net five minutes after the start of extra time to give the home side the lead.

Calne fought back and equalised ten minutes later, Matt Peters getting on the end of a free kick by Andy Power.

In the second period play switched frantically from end to end and on 109 minutes a good through ball by Chris O'Connell found Vaughan who ran through to shot past Sims for the winner.

Calne manager and former Bassett keeper Steven Hale said: "For some reason we stopped playing midway through the first half and a couple of defensive mistakes gave away the goals. Bassett ran the second half and deserve credit for their win. I wish them all the best in the next round."

Last modified on Monday 22nd June 2015 at 23:38

Wootton Bassett TownWBTFC
Calne Town
Wootton Bassett Town Logo
3 ‒ 2
AET
Calne Town Logo

WBTFC Scorers:
M Vaughan (2), J Newton