BLUNSDON manager Ian Rosewell believes his players are coming of age after their dramatic 5-4 win over Hilperton United in the Wiltshire Junior Cup at the weekend.

Striker Elliot Wheatley notched a hat-trick for Swindon & District League side Blunsdon, while Harry Hillerby and Tom Glass both added their names to the scoresheet as the away side booked their place in the next round.

Manager Rosewell said: “We conceded early, which was a wake-up call, but then we scored two goals to make it 2-1 at half-time.

“We had a good chat at half-time, we were raring to go in the second half and we came out and added a third goal.

“We let them back into the game again and after we had made a couple of changes, the score was 4-4.

“Our captain scored a half-volley from a corner to make it 5-4 in the final five minutes and we managed to hold out.

“There is lots of character in the team this season, the players are really enjoying their football.

“I think a lot of them are coming of age because they have a good amount of experience.

“We can go behind and still pull ourselves back if necessary.”

Things are going well for Blunsdon in the league too as they sit top of the pile in the Division One table, much to the delight or Rosewell.

“We made the jump to the Swindon & District League and we can’t complain at all with how it is going, it is going really well,” he added.

“We have a great group of players who all get on really well and have played with each other for a long time now. I think it has all come together very nicely.

“That has made for a great dynamic and atmosphere around the team, which you can see in our performances.”

Elsewhere in the county cup, Redhouse missed out on the next round after they were beaten 4-3 by their hosts Ramsbury.

Priory Vale lost 2-0 at home to Minety, while Ruby Removals went down 4-2 defeat at the hands of Heytesbury.

Bakers Arms also saw their cup run brought to an end in a 3-1 defeat away at Semington Magpies.

Stratton Juniors and FC Dorcan played out a competitive tie, with the former clinching a 3-2 win.

After a home walkover, Sportz Central put their names in the hat for the next stage without kicking a ball, whereas Spectrum lost 5-3 away to Spencer Mens.

Away from Junior Cup action, Kintbury Rangers Reserves had a Division One clash with Highworth Town Development.

Kintbury ran out as 6-0 winners, moving them to level on points with league leaders Blunsdon.