Wanborough United 1-2 Trowbridge Town, Saturday, December 4th, 1999, ( Trowbridge Town Football Club Archive)

Wanborough United 1 - 2 Trowbridge Town

League - Wiltshire Intermediate League
Saturday, December 4th, 1999, 2:15 PM
During the first half of this match, the players had to endure high winds, rain and hail stones, credit should therefore go to both sides for giving their all. This was evident early on when a Trowbridge corner was blown straight off for a goal kick without reaching the goal area. However, both teams persevered and the loyal supporters braved the weather hoping for a goal or two to warm everyone up. It was a long time coming but eventually the deadlock was broken when Adam Smith broke free on the right wing and made his way to the edge of the area. A good tackle from a defender forced Adam to shoot earlier than intended and thanks to a fumble by the goalkeeper at his near post the ball found it's way through hands and legs into the net. Everyone was pleased to see tea being served in pint glasses at half time!
The weather, although still cold, cheered up in the second half and Trowbridge continued to dominate the game without adding to the score line. Wanborough weren't really able to create much but a quick break away followed by some indecisive defending brought the scores level. There was also some entertainment off the pitch as two or three supporters managed to slip over on the wet grass when trying to retrieve the ball and the stand in linesman continued to do an honest job down the line wearing wellies! Well done that man! The points however still had to be won and once again Steve Eade came up with the goods. He towered above everyone to head home the winning goal.. I was behind the goal for this one, (unusual for me), and my shout of yes was probably heard back in Trowbridge.

Report by Robin Sims.

Below: There was a linesman short today so the Wanborough secretary stepped in. In fact he seemed to do everything that day, serving tea and keeping the large Trowbridge Town following happy. Well played that man!