SWINDON & DISTRICT LEAGUE: Haydon Wick captain praises players after cup win

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Haydon Wick progressed through to the second round of the Adver Cup courtesy of a narrow 1-0 win over North Swindon WMC.

Marc Bailey scored what turned out to be only goal of the game in the second half, and club captain Adam Ford praised a number of his players.

“We quickly got into our short passing game and started to dominate possession from the off and created a few good chances throughout the first half,” he said.

“We kept North Swindon playing on the counter attack which was dealt with comfortably by Tom Jewell, Dave Palmer and Kevin Stevens as they had great games.

“We dominated the midfield with tireless performances from Nathan Cox and Terry Cook.

“A special mention for the keeper Paul Squires who pulled off two stunning saves towards the end of the game.”

Elsewhere, defending champions Tawny Owl progressed through to the next round, defeating Sportz Central 5-2 much to the delight of Gio DeSando.

“It was a decent result against a very hard working side,” DeSando said.

“After going two goals up we expected to just control the game but they never allowed this, they were like little nits who wouldn’t leave us alone!

“They made us work for it but we were deserved winners and it could have been a few more goals to us but for the heroics of their keeper.

“Our aim is always to win this cup so we look forward to the draw and the next round.”

Goals from Daniel Cole, Richard Gee, Kenny Hawkins, Lewis Waldon and Scott Price secured a comfortable passage through for the Tawny Owl, with goals from Jose Rodrigues and Clinton Novaes not enough to prevent a first round exit for Sportz Central.

Sports 4 Pinehurst defeated higher league opposition with a 2-1 away victory at Deers Leep.

In a competitive match, Deers Leep took the lead through Ashton Glover but Sports 4 Pinehurst pulled off a comeback with goals from Aaron Welland and Jonathan Peachy-Score completing the turnaround.

Premier Division leaders Swindon Spitfires overcame Ramsbury 7-3 to move into the second round.

Despite a spirited second half from Ramsbury, the game was already out of reach after goals from Jack Ellis (2), Joshua Archer, Nolan Paul, Stephen Hughes, Sean Light and Sam Long put the hosts in a comanding position.

Ramsbury’s replies came from Max Derrick, George Lance and Matthew Darvell but it was too little, too late for the visitors.

Bassett Bulldogs are also through to the next round, as they overcame Spectrum 7-1.

A hat-trick from Jason Hudson, a brace from Alex Orton and a goal apiece from Mark Adams and Phil Harris rounded off a comprehensive victory with Arran Northcott’s goal little more than a consolation.

Old Town United pulled off a shock victory as they downed Division One leaders Stratton Juniors 6-3.

Alex Hammond and Lee Hayward grabbed two goals each whilst Anton Webb and Michael Gibbs got themselves on the score sheet to round off an impressive victory.

FC Dorcan overcame lower league opposition in the form of Swindon AFC to reach the second round.

Alistair Drew scored to ensure Dorcan were level pegging at the interval before Jimmy Horwood and Chandler Cooper bagged goals, earning the home side a 3-1 win.

There was a tight match between Lower Stratton and Moredon as the home side edged it 2-1.

Stratton scored early to take the lead before defender Adam Law equalised for Moredon and, after creating  several chances, Stratton got the winner and held on until the final whistle.

Malborough Reserves progressed into the second round with a narrow 4-3 away victory at New Town All Stars.

The first round will be completed this weekend with Wroughton Reserves hosting Core Construction.