Wootton Bassett TownWBTFC
Bromham
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6 ‒ 0
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WBTFC Scorers:
R Banks (2), P Hunt, S Terry, S Ward, Own Goal

Bromham Brushed Easily Aside

Rylands Way, 22nd November 2008

After making hard work of their last encounter with lower level opposition in the last round of the Wilts Senior Cup, Wootton Bassett Town showed no compassion this time around as they hit Bromham for six without reply.

Dave Turner's side didn't hang around either as they set the tone for the afternoon with two goals in the first eight minutes, the first coming courtesy of a Bromham defender despite Sean Terry begging to differ three minutes in.

Scott Ward held the ball up brilliantly whilst waiting to bring a teammate into play, and that player was to be his strike partner Terry, who made a darting run down the left. After latching onto Ward's through ball, Terry cut the ball across the face of goal for the onrushing Tom Ritchie.

Ritchie's marker was in close pursuit, and before the midfielder could get to the ball, it had already been turned in past a flat-footed Luke Mayne.

Terry's involvement in the build up was to be a common feature throughout the afternoon. Five minutes later, Ward played a neat give-and-go with him on the edge of the box before firing left-footed past Mayne from twenty yards.

After such a fast start, Bassett were made to wait until ten minutes before the break for the game to be killed off. In between time however, the chances continued to come, with two falling for Terry, but some superb defending and a fine save from Mayne got in his way.

Despite having little success with his finishing, Terry continued to play the role of provider with brilliance, and it was his left-wing cross that allowed Ryan Banks to head home the third at the far post from close range.

A near identical goal made it four just before the break, which afforded Turner the opportunity to experiment in the final 45 minutes, with Paul Hunt being added as a third striker.

Strangely though, this led to an ebbing in the flow of goals.

Hunt added the fifth just before the hour, smashing home a volley after Chris Oram's flicked yet another cross supplied by the left boot of that man Terry.

The fact he had provided his fifth assist of the day though failed to stem his frustrations due to the fact his name still wasn't yet on the score sheet.

After rolling a shot just wide of the left post from eighteen yards, he then proceeded to force a parry from Mayne before seeing another effort from the edge of the box rebound off the bar.

Hunt, too, came painfully close to making it a half dozen. On 72 minutes, he set himself up wonderfully to do so after coolly nutmegging his marker on the edge of the box, however he failed to supply the finish his move deserved with a weak shot falling straight into Mayne's arms.

The two were to combine in the end for the sixth with seven minutes left, and it was Terry who finally got the goal his performance deserved to move him off his season tally of 13 goals, which it appeared he was stuck on.

Hunt raced onto a ball over the top and unselfishly squared to Terry, who tapped in the easiest of finishes from little more than six yards.

It could have been more, but in the final minute Banks fluffed his lines when presented with a golden opportunity to grab a hat trick after a flowing move down the left initiated by Lee Moulton, who asserted himself well after a disappointing display against Wimborne.

It mattered little though as the win was more than resounding, however in fairness Bromham perhaps deserved a goal for their efforts.

Scott Askew – with his height and pace – proved hard to deal with and twice he was clear through on goal but couldn't find the necessary finish. Steve Bryant too saw a shot rattle the crossbar, allowing Thompson and the Bassett defence to go home with the added bonus of a clean sheet.

Scoop's Man of the Match: Sean Terry – proved why he is an indispensable member of Dave Turner's squad as he set up the first five goals before grabbing a goal himself to round off the afternoon.

Scoop Rating: 8/10 – Bassett did what they had to do against weaker opposition and more. Some of the football played was a pleasure to watch and the win should provide a certain confidence boost going into Tuesday's important clash with Winterbourne.

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

Wootton Bassett TownWBTFC
Bromham
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6 ‒ 0
Bromham Logo

WBTFC Scorers:
R Banks (2), P Hunt, S Terry, S Ward, Own Goal