ELEVEN days after narrowly losing the Knockout Cup final in the Trowbridge Windows and Conservatories Trowbridge & District League, Heytesbury bounced back impressively to beat Calne Town Reserves 7-2 in the Gooding Accounts-sponsored Spring Cup final.

Both teams had early chances in an open start to the game before Liam Gibbens opened the scoring for Heytesbury after 15 minutes with a goal from a corner.

Heytesbury moved further ahead on the half-hour mark when they were awarded a penalty, which Craig Sheppard duly converted.

They were then awarded another spot-kick after 36 minutes when Charlie Waylen was brought down in the box, with Sheppard again holding his nerve from 12 yards.

Calne pushed forward looking to reduce the arrears before the break, with Oscar Webster upended in the box and Brett Fairclough confidently slotting home the resulting penalty to end an eventful first half at 3-1.

The second half started with Calne looking confident but the Heytesbury defence stood firm.

On 60 minutes, Sheppard eased the nerves with a well-taken goal to complete his hat-trick and put Heytesbury 4-1 ahead.

A confident Heytesbury then put the result beyond doubt through a Brendon Hind strike and Sheppard then scored his fourth of the afternoon and his side’s sixth with 20 minutes to play.

Calne refused to give up and got some reward when the ball found Bill Boakes on the edge of the box. He fired a spectacular lob over Heytesbury keeper Sam Spratt in to bag Calne’s second goal.

However, Heytesbury finished the afternoon with one final goal courtesy of Sam Wright, who made it a magnificent seven for the cup winners with four minutes left.

Four-goal hero Sheppard was named man of the match.