The new season began last weekend in The Trowbridge Windows and Conservatories sponsored Trowbridge and District Football League amidst appalling weather conditions but remarkably only one fixture was postponed due to the heavy rain, writes ALLAN BRENCHLEY.


Three Daggers started the season in a hurry, making their intentions quite clear with an 11-0 humbling of fellow challengers Heytesbury. Jordan Kirk led the way, helping himself to a hat-trick, with braces apiece from Drew Adams, Tom Blackman and Joe Edwards. A goal each from Todd Pearce and Wayne Wheeler completed the Daggers haul.

Before lockdown last season Calne Town Reserves were the in-form team with a six-game unbeaten streak. This season their good form continued with a 4 – 1 opening day win at Freshford United. Two goals from Oscar Webster and one each from Mark Dolman and Tom Sigee saw the points go to the visitors. Jack Sterling was on the scoresheet for Freshford.

Hilperton United visited neighbours Semington Magpies on the opening day of the season and came away with all the points with a 4 – 1 victory. Liam Milburn helped himself to a brace with Ben Spong adding another. Hilperton’s fourth was an own goal. Jake Abbot scored for Semington just before the break in an excellent game played in awful conditions.

Goals from Matt Dyer, Cory Gardner and a free kick from Brendan Hind saw all three points go to Warminster United who beat last seasons pace setters Marshfield 3 – 1.

The game between Melksham Town ‘A’ and Division One newcomers KEW PR FC was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


Potterne FC, who are newcomers to The Trowbridge Windows and Conservatories sponsored League started their campaign with a well-deserved 5 – 0 victory over pre-season promotion favourites Staverton United. A hat-trick from Ash Huntley and a brace from Tom Lye gave the new boys to the league the perfect start.

Westbury United Reserves title and promotion ambitions were confirmed with a 4 – 0 victory from their opening day visit to Seend United. Chris Steele led the way with two goals with one each from Sam Worsfold and Kubi Devanney giving Westbury the opening day victory they wished for.

Calne Eagles got their season off to an excellent start with a 4 – 2 win at Trowbridge Town Reserves. Calne’s first was an own goal resulting from a Jack Boyd-Cox free kick. A goal kick from Tom Bull bounced over the Trowbridge defence to find Mickey Taraskevics who squared the ball across goal for Adam Welch to tap in the second. Calne Eagles third was scored by Jake Mizen who expertly lobbed the keeper from outside the 18-yard box following a mix-up in the Trowbridge defence. Adam Welch then grabbed his second of the afternoon to make it four for the Eagles. James Pennell scored both goals for Trowbridge Town Reserves.

Dilton Marsh Wanderers got their season off to a winning start but were made to fight all the way for the points with a 2 – 1 victory from their visit to The Stiffs. Callum Crabb opened the scoring for Wanderers who were then left to rue missed chances before Steven Lewin grabbed an equaliser for The Stiffs just before the break. The match looked to be heading for a draw until Kieron Palmer broke The Stiffs heart with a late Wanderers winner to send the points to Dilton.