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Local clubs remember Jack
CROFT edged a well-contested clash with Wroughton on penalties as the sides met in the Jack Savage Cup on Sunday.
The game at the Weir Field was played in memory of the popular 20-year-old who died following a crash on the A419 in May.
Jack played for Croft and Wroughton and both teams - who featured both junior and senior players - put on a thrilling contest in his memory.
Connor Chadwick gave Wroughton the lead and Oli Armstrong doubled the advantage.
Croft stormed back as an own goal and a brace from Shannon Pocock put them 3-2 in front.
However, a spot-kick from Wroughton’s Jake Kaverne took the game to penalties.
After both sides scored three of their five spot kicks, Ben Valentine eventually sent home the winner for Croft.
Wroughton treasurer Kev Cook, who helped organise the event and has known the Savage family for many years, said the match had been a success.
“The sun shone in the end and it was a lovely day,” said Cook.
“I can’t remember seeing that amount of people at the Weir Field and I’ve been gracing it for 30 years.
“It was a friendly but both teams wanted to win the game and there was certainly some tackles flying in.”
After the match, friends and family continued to remember Jack at the Fox & Hounds, where there were performances from band the Corsairs and local act Jimmy Moore.
It is hoped that the memorial match will become an annual fixture.