July 22, 2018

SWINDON & DISTRICT LEAGUE: Super six earns Spitfires first win

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Swindon Spitfires finally earned their first win of the new Swindon & District Premier Division season, defeating Wroughton Reserves 6-3.

In the weekend’s only Premier Division clash, with teams in action in the Wiltshire Junior Cup, the Spitfires secured their opening league win at the sixth attempt.

A brace from Stephen Hughes coupled with goals from Dale Surridge, Jake Roffey, Phillip Legace and Phillip Thapa earned the home side the three points.

Wroughton battled hard and goals from Daryll Chambers, Jamie Pidgeon and Shamidur Chokdar kept the Spitfires on their toes throughout but it was the South Marston Rec side who prevailed.

In Division One, North Swindon WMC made it back-to-back wins with victory over Highworth Town Devlopment.

Goals from Jason Hodson and debutant Aaron Williams, who came off the bench, secured North Swindon a 2-0 triumph.

Marlborough Reserves have moved into second place in the standings after narrowly beating Redhouse 3-2.

Tom Mooney, Ben Crame and Nathan Good were all on the score sheet for Marlborough who secured a fourth league win from four matches.

Consolation goals from Aaron Hewitt and Ryan Thackray were not enough to prevent Redhouse slipping to a second consecutive defeat.

In Division One’s only other league match, Village Inn were 5-2 winners at Swindon AFC.

In the Wiltshire Junior Cup, FC Dorcan prevailed in an all Swindon & District League clash with Chiseldon.

The Premier Division side defeated the Division One outfit 4-1 courtesy of goals from Eddie Herbert (2), Luke Murphy and Harry Osborne.

Division One leaders Ruby Removals saw off Premier Division side Bakers Arms 5-4 after extra time in the county cup.

Ashton Keynes progressed through to the next round of the cup courtesy of a 4-0 win over Trowbridge & District League side Calne Eagles.

Nick Gregory was in fine form, grabbing all four goals as Ashton Keynes maintained their fine start to the new season.

Ramsbury also progressed with a 7-3 victory over Zeals whilst Haydon Wick secured a passage through to the next round with a 6-2 win at Porton Sports.

Wheatsheaf are through after thumping South Newton & Wishford 10-0 whilst Tawny Owl had a walkover against Railway Social Club.

There was not such good news for Swindon Supermarine Development who crashed out following an 8-0 defeat at Redlynch & Woodfalls United.

Lower Stratton are also out after a 6-0 home defeat at the hands of Stockton and Codford whilst Swindon Centurians Spectrum went down 5-0 in Salisbury against D.I. United.

Moredon also won’t be progressing to the next stage following a 6-0 defeat at Three Daggers.

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