Wootton Bassett TownWBTFC
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Paulton Rovers

WBTFC Scorers:
G Tyler (2)

Bassett Lost Their GripHopes Faded

The Wiltshire Gazette, October 3rd 1957

The Wiltshire team led 2-0 at the interval but two goals from Doyle earned a replay for Paulton.

They took the lead after 18 minutes when Tyler drove the ball home following a neat run by Teetgen. Once again it was Teetgen who started the move that resulted in Tyler netting Wootton Bassett's second goal.

The Football Pink, September 27th 1957

After 18 minutes after a good run by Teetgen, Tyler at centre forward, drove the ball in the net.

Teetgen put Embling through and from his centre Tyler found the net again.

The rest of the half Wootton Bassett continued to press the Paulton defence.

Scorer in the second half for Paulton was Doyle (2).

The Football Pink, October 5th 1957 (by Moonraker)

For a long time it looked as though Wootton Bassett would win through. They led 2-0 at half time but were held to a 2-2 draw.

Like a number of other clubs who indulge in the luxury of a "permit player", they were faced with changes. "Sally" Saunders was not eligible. He had to watch as a non-playing captain for the day, and Dave Cook moved over from wing-half to fill his place and new local player Lawrence came into the right-half berth.

Luckily, Peter Teetgen was home on leave to strengthen the forward line and he played one of his best games as if to show the club what a loss his departure to the forces has been. It was he who made both Wootton Bassett goals, scored by Graham Tyler; both in the first half.

Wootton Bassett, of course, were feeling on top of the world at the interval. Furthermore they were playing really well and were entitled to feel confident of the outcome, but, as so often happens in this glorious game of ours, you never can tell, and soon Paulton were getting within striking distance by scoring their first goal.

By this time the pace was really hot and both teams beginning to wilt. Nevertheless, Wootton Bassett still had plenty of bite in their attack and goalkeeper Edwards did well to keep them at bay during this half.

The dominating Phil Cleaves a centre-half was also a big asset to the Rovers' defence, which John Thickpenny, on the left-wing, was an ever-persistent raider, and Doyle a menace to the middle.

It was the latter who scored that first Paulton goal, and later on he got the equaliser.

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

Wootton Bassett TownWBTFC
2 ‒ 2
Paulton Rovers

WBTFC Scorers:
G Tyler (2)