IN HIS 1000th game of football, Keith Quadling led The Stiffs to a narrow 2-1 win over Spencers in the second round of the AM Print & Copy-sponsored A&B Cup in the Trowbridge & District League.

The match finished goalless after 90 minutes, but Stiffs proved the stronger team in extra time thanks to goals from Stan Keen and Robert Clark. Nathan Drew was on scoresheet for Spencers.

Division Two side Marshfield took on Division One leaders Heytesbury and proved tough to beat before going down 4-2.

Heytesbury keeper Sam Spratt saved a penalty in the first half, but two goals from Craig Sheppard and one each from Brendan Hind and Ashley Kinkead made sure the higher league side battled through. Marshfield’s goals were scored by David Jenkins and Ewan Anderson.

Freshford United had a slightly easier passage to the next round with a convincing 6-0 win over Trowbridge Town Reserves.

A first-half goal from Nick Ross, followed two from David Percival, saw Freshford lead 3-0 at the break. In the second half, a further three goals from Ross made it a comfortable afternoon.

Hilperton United also ran out 6-0 victors against Calne Eagles as Jake Samuel, Graham Griffiths and Luke Murden all got two goals each.

A hat-trick for Richard Allum was not enough for Semington Magpies as they bowed out 4-3 to Three Daggers.

Mark Bailey and Jack Hayward both struck twice for the victors.

Two goals from Ryan Underwood and one from Otis Young fired Holt to a 3-1 win against Calne Reserves. Declan McStravick got the sole reply.

Warminster Town Reserves were rampant against Greyhound and ran out 8-0 winners.

Sam McEntee led the way with a hat-trick, Josh Gardner, Oli McFerran and Corey Gardner got one each, while two own goals completed Warminster’s haul.


THE TWO games contested in Division Two at the weekend produced very close affairs.

The first saw Aces travel to take on Trowbridge Wanderers Development where a goal each from Kegan Smart and Ashley Maslen saw the visitors to a 2-1 victory. Stuart McLachan replied for Wanderers.

Westbury United Development remain second in the table, but were made to fight for the points against a determined Zeals before coming out 5-3 winners.

Two strikes from Harrison Trevor and a goal each for Tyler Gane, Joe Morse and Nathan McCafferty sealed the points for Westbury, while Zeals’ goals came from Aaron Carter, Adam Welch and Ben Hogg.