Trowbridge Town 2-5 Shrewton United, Saturday, April 26th, 2003, ( Trowbridge Town Football Club Archive)

Trowbridge Town 2 - 5 Shrewton United

Wiltshire League Cup - Final @ Corsham Town
Saturday, April 26th, 2003, 2:00 PM
In footballing terms, Trowbridge contributed as much if not more than Shrewton. However, the Shrewton strike, force lead by top marksman Dean Foot, signified just why they are worthy league and cup winners. Trowbridge started well but were behind after just seven minutes. Foot producing an overhead kick from just inside the area that was worthy of a cup final. Trowbridge responded well, Dave Percival crossing the ball to Adam Nunn in the 10th minute but his shot failed to trouble Adam Burwell, the Shrewton goalkeeper. Trowbridge fell further behind in the 22nd minute, Foot again the scorer this time a little fortunate. His shot was enough to beat Adam Sheppard but looked as if it would be cleared by Lee Wilson, unfortunately he failed to do so and the ball crept into the net. Jack Heard controlled the ball well in the 28th minute and hit a good half- volley from 30 yards but the ball just dipped over the crossbar. Both teams produced more chances before the break and although Trowbridge tailed 2-0 at half time they had deserved better luck.

The game opened up further in the second half. Trowbridge pulling a goal back after 52 minutes. A collision between the Shrewton goalkeeper and a defender allowing Dave Percival possession and he made no mistake. Jack Heard always looked dangerous up front for Trowbridge but the Shrewton defence coped well with the final ball into the box and with Trowridge pushing forward the inevitable happened. Sean Collins received a pass from the right and with one touch to control and a shot to finish, Shrewton were now 3-1 ahead. Trowbridge were back in the game after 77 minutes. Substitute Andy Bloodworth fed the ball through to Waleed Bakali, and the best Trowbridge cross of the day was met with a bullet header by Jack Heard to make it 3-2. Shrewton then stepped up a gear and Dean Foot completed his hat trick with a typically confident finish after Trowbridge lost possession in midfield. Just to make sure, Anton Brownless made it five with a good shot with 2 minutes remaining.

Report by Robin Sims.

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