K Pewsey, P Teetgen, R Young
The Evening Advertiser, Thursday 5th November 1959
Wootton Bassett Town surmounted another FA Amateur Cup hurdle yesterday.
At the third attempt they defeated the Western League side Radstock Town 3-1 at Chippenham and so qualified to play Welton Rovers in the final qualifying round at Wootton Bassett on Saturday.
It has taken Wootton Bassett seven games to reach this stage – two to beat Clandown, two to defeat Pinehurst Y.C. and three to dispose of Radstock.
Wootton Bassett's win yesterday was certainly well deserved. They always impressed on the more constructive and workmanlike side and their attacking movements were dangerous.
Tilley the star
Radstock had the man-of-the-match in centre-half Tilley, who in the two earlier games had scored the goal to earn his side replays after Wootton Bassett had built up 2-0 leads.
Radstock went into the lead in the tenth minute. Under pressure full back Gillett tried to pass back and he put the ball into his own net.
After Young had gone near with a fierce drive Wootton Bassett equalised in the 15th minute with a lovely shot from wing-half Pewsey.
They kept up the pressure and in the 40th minute a long free-kick well placed by Curtis was deflected home by Teetgen.
At the start of the second half Radstock pressed hard for the equaliser, but in a breakaway Wootton Bassett increased their lead and put the result beyond doubt.
Embling whipped the ball across the goal from the left and Young dashed in to drive it home.
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