Devizes Town Reserves 0-3 Trowbridge Town, Saturday, March 27th, 2004, (
Trowbridge Town Football Club Archive)
Devizes Town Reserves 0 - 3 Trowbridge TownLeague - Wiltshire Football League Premier Division
Saturday, March 27th, 2004, 3:00 PM
Trowbridge kept their championship hopes alive with a comfortable win at Devizes. It was day to remember for Mike Little who was making his 100th appearance and also the return of Jack Heard to the squad. The first real chance came after 30 minutes when a Waleed Bakali shot rebounded to Simon Kitchen whose fierce shot was cleared of the line by a defender. The breakthrough came in the last minute of the first half, another Bakali run earned a corner, which was slightly over hit. However, Dave Percival was on the far side to control and chip the ball back into the area where Daniel Barnes was waiting to head the ball into the net. Dave Mitchell nearly made it two before the half time whistle went, but his superb volley was stopped by an equally good save. In the second half, Trowbridge took total control with Devizes earning just one corner throughout. Trowbridge went close on three occasions just after the hour mark. Jack Heard shot just over, Kitchen had a shot well saved and Bakali hit the crossbar. This pressure finally paid of in the 66th minute when Adam Nunn’s low shot from outside the penalty area brushed the post on it’s way in to make it 2-0. A minute later Bakali made it three, smashing the ball into the roof of the net from close range after Jack Heard had driven the ball across the face of goal.
Report by Robin Sims.