Royal Wootton Bassett Town were eliminated from the Hellenic League Floodlit Cup after falling to a 2-1 third round defeat at home against Lydney Town.
An evening on which they were second best to a spirited Lydney Town saw Royal Wootton Bassett Town fall short of reaching the last eight of the Hellenic League Floodlit Cup as, despite taking the lead, they were beaten 2-1 by their Gloucestershire visitors.
The opening period was largely all Lydney. However, the prolific Steve Robertson struck on the stroke of half time to give Bassett a surprise lead heading into the break.
A second half double from Declan Morley-Lyne earned the visitors the victory, and passage to the quarter finals, they arguably deserved.
Morley-Lyne found the net first from a free kick, whose reward was somewhat dubious. His second, to which Bassett could muster no answer, then came with quarter of an hour remaining.
Any hopes of silverware for Bassett this season are now reliant upon progress in the Wiltshire Senior Cup, the quarter final for which they play against Melksham Town in a fortnight's time, and Challenge Cup.
Performances in their next fixtures in both competitions will certainly have to be better than this one if those dreams are to remain alive.
Credit: Stuart Smedley
Last modified on Wednesday 2nd December 2015 at 21:51