Welton Rovers
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Wootton Bassett TownWBTFC

WBTFC Scorers:
G Simpkins

Sharp-shooting Rovers shake Wootton Bassett

The Football Pink, Saturday 14th November 1959

Having already battled 13 hours – they had to replay each of their matches – Wootton Bassett went to Somerset this afternoon to take a second crack at Welton Rovers, leaders of Division Two of the Western League in the FA Amateur Cup Competition. The teams drew 3-3 at Wootton Bassett last Saturday.

Wootton Bassett made one change, Taylor replacing Teetgen on the right-wing.

The Rovers, encouraged with a second minute goal were three up after half an hour.

Simpkins was unlucky not to score when his shot struck a Welton upright. Barker headed the first Welton goal. Simmonds added another in the 22nd minute. Attwood headed the third following a free-kick in the 30th minute.

Second half scorers: Fielding, Simmons, Barker and Attwood for Welton, Simpkins for Wootton Bassett.

The Evening Advertiser, Monday 16th November 1959

Wootton Bassett are out of the FA Amateur Cup after 14 ½ hours' endeavour.

The k.o. was at Welton on Saturday when the Western League (Division Two) leaders beat them 7-1 in a replay and so qualified to visit Devizes Town in the final qualifying round next Saturday.

Wootton Bassett had to replay each of the four rounds in which they competed.

The Football Pink, Saturday 21st November 1959 (by Senior)

All Wiltshire football fans were doubly disappointed last week-end when the news came through that Wootton Bassett had been knocked out of the Amateur Cup at Welton. They had been looking forward to an all Wiltshire game today at Devizes which would have ensured the appearance of a representative of ours in the first round proper.

Wootton Bassett's luck deserted them completely in their replay at Welton. Peter Teetgen had to forgo the game for a start, and then, before the match had been in progress any time Dave Gillett was injured and hobbled almost helplessly about on the right-wing for the rest of the game.

Into his place as full-back went Granville Taylor, who tried his best but Granville, who until recently has been the regular club right-winger has lost his form of late and only came into this game when Teetgen could not make it because of his injury.

In spite of all this Wootton Bassett put up a fine fight and my Welton eye-witness tells me they had far more of the game than the score suggests, also that the Welton goal-keeper Webber, had to make several good saves particularly from Ray Young, Ronnie Mair and Geoff Simpkins.

For Welton, the start was perfect – a goal in the second minute and so they went on steadily building up a useful lead at half-time. Then came half an hour of strenuous Wootton Bassett effort to retrieve the position but suddenly a scoring spell enveloped the exchanges with five goals coming in the last 15 minutes, four to the Rovers and one to Wootton Bassett.

This shows up Welton to be the ideal cup team, good footballing champions allied to a killer instinct when the game swings their way; the shooting shows no mercy.

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Welton Rovers
7 ‒ 1
Wootton Bassett TownWBTFC

WBTFC Scorers:
G Simpkins