Late collapse spells cup exit

Wednesday 17 January 2018 - by Stuart Smedley (Updated on 17 January 2018 at 22:47)

Royal Wootton Bassett Town conceded five goals in the final twenty minutes of their Bluefin Sports Challenge Cup tie as they were routed 5-1 by Wantage Town.

Gerard Buxton Sports Ground, 17th January 2018

For the second game in a row Royal Wootton Bassett Town shipped five second half goals, as a 5-1 Bluefin Sports Challenge Cup loss against Wantage Town reduced their interests for the remainder of the season to just the Floodlit Cup and a battle for a top half place in the Hellenic League Premier Division.

It was also the second time this season that Bassett had seen a positive half time position descend into a heavy defeat against the Alfredians.

Much as was the case in their league meeting in November, the two teams cancelled each other out in the opening period and really it should have been anyone's game in the second half.

While the scores remained deadlocked until the 72nd minute, the floodgates opened once Jack Dunmall put the visitors in front.

Six minutes later, the same player doubled Wantage's advantage before Ben Willoughby put the outcome beyond doubt.

They didn't stop there though.

With seven minutes to go, Joe Grant rubbed further salt in the wounds, and though Lewis Waldon would pull one back for the hosts Bassett were unable to even have the pyrrhic award of notching the game's final goal.

That came courtesy of Steve Robertson in the 87th minute as he scored his fourth of the season against his former club.

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