L Nash, G Simpkins
The Football Pink, Saturday 3rd October 1959
Wootton Bassett made a last-minute change. This brought Teetgen in at centre-forward and Simpkins switched to outside-left.
Both teams played good midfield football but the forwards faded at the vital moment.
After 35 minutes, Wootton Bassett took the lead when a Nash shot was deflected off a defender with the goal-keeper going the other way.
Wootton Bassett piled on the pressure and the Clandown defence was in real trouble.
Teetgen, Taylor and Lawrence failed to add to the home team's score when all three had glorious chances.
G. Simpkins scored for Wootton Bassett in the second half.
The Football Pink, Saturday 10th October 1959 (by Senior)
Wootton Bassett have got off to a flying start in their first Wiltshire Premier League season.
Up till this morning they had not been beaten in any competition, and they had played in three.
Not only that, their gates have increased – Saturday's pulled in nearly Â£7 with Swindon Town at home – while the newly formed Supporters' Club is such a success that already they have handed Â£30 to the club. All this makes the debt of Â£80 from last season less and less menacing.
A "slip up" in the travelling arrangements almost caused an upset. Stan Embling failed to turn up so Peter Teetgen had to be pressed into service. He played in his customary centre forward position, Geoff Simpkins going out to Embling's left-wing berth.
Wootton Bassett were undoubtedly superior to Clandown, who were minus their four permit players. One of the reserves who took their places was Micky Lyke, the old Westbury player.
Nevertheless, Wootton Bassett were not too pleased with their own forwards display. Considering that they fell below their normal game, so that it was defenders such as Dave Jones, Frank Curtis, Dave Gillett and Lou Nash who took the honours.
Lou Nash scored the first Wootton Bassett goal with a shot deflected into the Clandown net off a defender, while Geoff Simpkins cracked in a beauty mid-way through the second half to make the issue more secure.
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L Nash, G Simpkins