PLAYER-manager Andrew Lach is hoping to make his Wheatsheaf side a real family affair before hanging up his boots.

The 55-year-old took charge of the side at the start of this season and brought two of his three sons, 20-year-old Sam and 18-year-old Mason, to play in the team, with the hope that his youngest boy, Regan, will pull on the Wheatsheaf shirt this autumn.

“This is my first year running a men’s team and I have got two of my sons playing for me,” Lach said. “Sam is a centre-half and Mason is a forward.

“My youngest, Regan, turns 16 at the end of the month and I turn 56 in November.

“I want to play in a game with my three boys this season and then I will hang up my boots – I can’t go on forever as much as I would like to.”

On Saturday, the Premier Division side eased into the second round of the Swindon Advertiser Cup with a 9-1 win over Division One outfit Highworth Town Development.

Charley Gillet led the way for the hosts with a hat-trick, Mason Lach and Clint Lomax bagged two apiece, while Ali Little and Sam Bradfield were also on target. Owen Little grabbed a consolation goal for the Worthians.

“It was a comfortable win,” Lach said. “To be honest, we should have scored a lot more but you have got to be happy with nine.

“Out front three - Charley, Mason and Clint - ran the game. They totally destroyed them.”

In-form Ashton Keynes joined Wheatsheaf in the second round following their 4-2 success over Premier Division rivals Haydon Wick, with Reece Bowler, Nick Gregory and Chris Field amongst the scorers.

Scott Drew’s double for FC Dorcan was not enough to see his team through as they were edged out in a nine-goal thriller by Ruby Removals, while Swindon AFC claimed a 1-0 win over Swindon Supermarine Development Club.

Swindon Spitfires flew into the second round with a 5-2 success over the Village Inn, who saw Kevin Murphy score both their goals, while Aaron Hewitt’s brace was not enough for Redhouse as they went down 3-2 at home to Stratton Juniors.

Wroughton Reserves duo Daryll Chambers and Morgan Watts both bagged braces in their 4-2 success over Ramsbury, while James Lovell went one better with a hat-trick for Chiseldon in their 4-1 home win against Moredon.

Holders Tawny Owl saw their game against Marlborough Reserves postponed, as was the clash between Baker’s Arms and Brockhill United, who were instead beating Colerne 3-2 in the Wiltshire Junior Cup.