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The belief's back at Bassett

From The Swindon Advertiser, Monday 31st January 2005

Revitalised Wootton Bassett were victorious for the second weekend in succession - enjoying a derby victory and booking their place in round two of the Supplementary Cup in the process.

On the back of their first league success since September last weekend, Bassett were good value for a 2-1 triumph at Fairford on Saturday.

Caretaker boss Chris Jones isn't taking credit for any tactical masterstrokes, insisting the reason for the reversal of fortune was a simple one.

"We've tweaked a few things but the main thing we've done is try to give the lads some self-belief, belief in their own ability, which gets knocked after a losing streak.

"They're starting to get that back."

Dave Tyler galloped through the middle to fire Bassett into an early lead.

Chris Mills' deflected effort doubled the advantage a minute before half-time.

Fairford pressed hard in the second period, but Lee Clark's late consolation goal was their only reward.

"I was very pleased. We've could have scored a couple more to be honest," added Jones.

"The guys have all worked really hard.

"I'd rather have taken three points in the league, but the cup is a nice distraction and a good chance to build some confidence."

Credit: Swindon Advertiser
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Fairford Town
Wootton Bassett TownWBTFC
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WBTFC Scorers:
C Mills, D Tyler