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HELLENIC LEAGUE: Another knockout blow for Wootton Bassett
6:00am Monday 30th September 2013 in Sport
Wootton Bassett Town’s miserable cup form continued on Saturday as they were thrashed 5-2 at Division One West Lydney Town in the Bluefin Sports Challenge Cup.
While Jeff Roberts had declared prior to the match that he was not too concerned if his side failed to progress far in the competition, he was keen to see his players perform better than they had in their other cup engagements so far this term.
In particular, improvement on performances in the FA Cup and FA Vase, the latter of which saw Bassett thumped 7-0 at Odd Down, was the aim.
However that would not occur.
Bassett found themselves behind after just 18 seconds as a wonder goal beat ‘keeper Steve Allison.
Midfielder Jordan Roberts levelled within minutes, netting a trademark finish from outside the area. But Lydney, level on points with Shortwood United Reserves and Purton at the top of Division One West going into the game, quickly restored their advantage from the penalty spot.
From there they never looked back. Further goals either side of half time made it 4-1 before Roberts struck again at the other end with 25 minutes to go. Any faint hopes of a comeback were soon dashed though as the hosts fashioned a fifth and final goal.
Worryingly for Bassett, the defeat means they have now conceded 16 goals in their past three fixtures.
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