J Roberts (2)
Lydney Recreation Ground, 28th September 2013
Four games, four defeats: Wootton Bassett Town's miserable cup form continued on Saturday as they were thrashed 5-2 at Division One West Lydney Town in the Bluefin Sports Challenge Cup.
While Jeff Roberts had declared prior to the match that he was not too concerned if his side failed to progress far in the competition, he was keen to see his players perform better than they had in their other cup engagements so far this term.
In particular, improvement on performances in the FA Cup and FA Vase, the latter of which saw Bassett thumped 7-0 at Odd Down, was the aim.
However that would not occur as lower division Lydney schooled their opponents. Jarred Liddington hit four for the Gloucestershire outfit, while James Barnes chipped in to make their goals haul a handful.
Bassett found themselves behind after just 18 seconds as a wonder goal beat â€˜keeper Steve Allison.
Midfielder Jordan Roberts levelled within minutes, netting a trademark finish from outside the area. But Lydney, level on points with Shortwood United Reserves and Purton at the top of Division One West going into the game, quickly restored their advantage from the penalty spot.
From there they never looked back. Further goals either side of half time made it 4-1 before Roberts struck again at the other end with 25 minutes to go.
Any faint hopes of a comeback were soon dashed as the hosts fashioned a fifth and final goal.
The defeat means Bassett have now conceded 16 goals in their past three fixtures. With just the Wiltshire Cup and dreaded Supplementary Cup, they now also have a limited opportunity to divert their attentions away from what is a gruelling league campaign and chase some silverware.
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