Highworth Town’s Wiltshire Walking Football teams returned to action after months of inactivity due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Although a second national lockdown has curtailed the new season already, both Highworth teams have made steady starts to date.
Played at the Wiltshire County FA’s new headquarters in Devizes, nine teams of over-50’s and six teams of over-60’s began their mission to become County Walking Football Champions.
Highworth Town’s Over-50’s team started with an impressive 3-0 win over FC Bustards and were denied another victory by a late equaliser against Amesbury Whites as they were held 1-1.
A clash with fellow favourites Swindon New Boys followed and the game-of-the-day ensued with New Boys scoring a late winner.
Highworth’s Over 50’s sit in mid-table after round one with four more matches to be arranged once the country comes out of the lockdown restrictions.
The Over 60’s faired better with a hard-fought 2-1 win against FC Old Bustards. Alan Clark scored a debut goal and Ade Tucker hit a trademark power-driver.
A disappointing 0-0 draw followed against Calne with controversy surrounding a disallowed goal from Kev Turner but the team rounded off in style with a 3-1 win against an impressive Salisbury side.
Alan Clark opening the scoring before a Kev Turner double clinched victory against Salisbury to leave them top of the table after round one.