Paulton Rovers
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Wootton Bassett TownWBTFC

WBTFC Scorers:
G Simpkins

Wootton Bassett BeatenSomerset On Top

The Wiltshire Gazette, October 4th 1956

Wootton Bassett visited Paulton Rovers and were beaten 2-1.

They could not settle down for a time, and Paulton piled on the pressure. The visitors came back into their own however, and goalkeeper Rideout was called upon to make some good saves.

After 24 minutes Paulton took the lead when Simmons made a brilliant run and beat Read with a low drive.

Wootton Bassett fought back and were unfortunate in not being on level terms at the interval after a goal by G. Simpkins was disallowed for offside.

In an even second half Simpkins scored for Wootton Bassett, but Haynes made sure of Paulton's further interest in the cup.

The Football Pink, Saturday September 29th 1956

Paulton put on pressure and were quicker on the ball. It took Wootton Bassett some time to settle down to their opponents' hit and run tactics.

Following a good run by Chris Simpkins and Thompson on the left wing the ball went to Geoff Simpkins whose shot narrowly missed.

A few minutes later Rideout, in the Paulton goal was lucky in pushing Geoff Simpkins' shot round the post for a corner.

After 24 minutes Simmons, the Paulton outside-left, made a brilliant run and beat Read with a low drive.

Just on half-time Geoff Simpkins ran through to score but the goal was disallowed for offside.

Wootton Bassett's defence played a sound game.

For Wootton Bassett Simpkins and for Paulton Rovers Haynes scored in the second half.

The Football Pink, October 6th 1956 (by Moonraker)

Somerset wins by Welton Rovers, Shepton Mallet and Paulton Rovers more than onset the knocking out of Clandown. As the one to win away was Paulton, we must accord them the most praise, and they could be said to have won at Wootton Bassett by playing typical cup-tie football, making full use of their speedy wingers and by every man covering each other perfectly.

So well did they accomplish this latter feat that the good folk of Wootton Bassett had to stop and take stock every now and then before they would believe that Paulton did not have more than the usual complement on the field.

Wootton Bassett just could not compete at the start when playing their exhibition "short passing stuff" and Paulton deservedly took an early lead through their speedy 19-year-old left winger, Simmons, but after the interval the Wiltshire lads opened up their play and things began to change.

First, however, they had to overcome another which Paulton scrambled in, but Wootton Bassett were soon rampant with Paulton defending desperately.

Geoff Simpkins quickly reduced Paulton's lead with an overhead kick that deceived Rideout completely, but somehow the visitors survived, and so went home victorious by the odd goal.

Last modified on Monday 22nd June 2015 at 23:38

Paulton Rovers
2 ‒ 1
Wootton Bassett TownWBTFC

WBTFC Scorers:
G Simpkins