The Evening Advertiser, Monday 13th October 1947
There was a battle royal at Purton, while near neighbours Wootton Bassett provided the opposition.
Major Roy Wright replied to an earlier one from Norman Mills to put Wootton Bassett on terms at the end of ninety minutes but the home side made no mistake in extra time, adding three more goals without further reply.
The Wiltshire Gazette, Thursday 16th October 1947
When Wootton Bassett visited Purton on Saturday a thrilling struggle was produced, and with the score one each at the end extra time had to be played.
Wootton Bassett put up a magnificent fight, in which their defence took the honours, the hero being Hill, the visitors' goalkeeper, who saved shots from all angles before Purton scored their first goal through Mills.
Two minutes from time "Bassett" broke away, and Marchant, Purton's left-back, deflected Wright's shot into his own net.
It was all Purton during the extra half hour.
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