Royal Wootton Bassett Town Development had won their opening game last Saturday thanks to two goals late on in injury time and were keen to build on a good run that extended to the back end of last season. Whilst their visitors Melksham Town Reserves had lost both their opening two fixtures of the new season, their record in games between the two sides was a good one with Bassett failing to win in any of the previous 10 meetings. The corresponding fixture had seen the two sides share six goals and the points. It was a tight affair again this season but without the goals. It remained 0-0 at the break but the deadlock was finally broken on 52 minutes when Ben Paul beat two defenders, dummied to shoot and then went round another defender before hitting a scuffed shot which crept under the Melksham keeper to make it 1-0 to the home side. Melksham had the chance to get themselves back in the game when they were awarded a penalty but the spot kick was saved by Royal Wootton Bassett Town keeper Adam House to ensure his side won for the second time and maintain a 100% record to start the season and ended that torrid record against Melksham.
Credit: Mark Smedley
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