FOR the second weekend running, the weather was the real winner in the Trowbridge Windows and Conservatories-sponsored Trowbridge & District League as only one league match survived the wet conditions.

That came in Division One as Devizes Town Reserves ran out emphatic 8-1 winners against Warminster Town Reserves.

With just the bare 11 players to start the game, Warminster found themselves down to just nine within 10 minutes of the kick-off due to injuries so were unable to prevent Devizes from running away with the points.

Tom Lye led the way with four goals, while Wayne House grabbed two and Ben Perrett and Ash Huntley added one each to make up the eight.

Warminster were rewarded for their efforts in difficult circumstances with a goal from Sam McEntree.

Wiltshire Junior Cup

FIXTURES in the county cup were also hit hard by the weather, although five Trowbridge League teams managed to get their ties played.

The pick of these matches saw Staverton United play host to Trowbridge League rivals Hilperton United, where the home team shocked their higher division opponents with a 5-4 victory.

Leading 3-0 at half-time thanks to goals from Quinton Barham, Kye Teague and Alex Shaw, Staverton withstood a Hilperton fightback in the second half thanks to further strikes from Lewis Bridgman and Brandon Mould. Hilperton’s scorers were Brad King Taylor, Jake Samuel, Luke Murden and Conner Mckay.

Seend United progressed to the next round with an excellent 5-2 win over Swindon League side FC Abbeymeads.

A goal each from Josh Thornton, Matt Purdy, Tom Jones, Sean Meer and Ben Winn sent Seend through.

Semington Magpies also toppled a Swindon League side after opponents Bakers Arms were unable to raise a team.

Goals from David Percival, Dean Ranger, Chris Foley and Corey Overend were in vain for KEW PR as they bowed following an 8-4 defeat to Swindon League side Ruby Removals.

Barford Hornets will not be in the next round either as they were beaten 8-0 by Salisbury League side DI United.