Calne Eagles 6-1 Trowbridge Town 'A' or Colts, Saturday, April 15th, 2017, ( Trowbridge Town Football Club Archive)

Calne Eagles 6 - 1 Trowbridge Town 'A' or Colts

Division 2 Cup - Qtr Final - 1st Leg
Saturday, April 15th, 2017, 3:00 PM
Eagles qualify top of Group A

The first of back-to-back meetings between Calne Eagles and Trowbridge Town A in Group A of the Gooding Accounts sponsored Division Two Cup, saw the former pick up the points they needed to top the table ahead of their rivals whose defeat means they will make the semi-finals as group runners-up. The first half was a tight affair with both teams cancelling each other out and failing to break the deadlock.

However, in the second half Calne Eagles took control of the game thanks to two early goals from midfielder Karl Sharratt. Sharratt's first goal was from a shot from just inside the box after being set up team mate Sam Rogers. His second goal was an improvised back-header from a Jake Mizen cross, which found the top corner of the net.

Mickey Taraskevics made the score 3-0 after an hour when his shot was deflected past Trowbridge keeper Conor Green.

With 18 minutes left Levi Wood scored a screamer from outside the box to give Trowbridge some hope of a way back into the game. But that was soon extinguished when sub Stu Windsor headed home Jake Mizen’s cross at the back post. A second goal from Mickey Taraskevics made the score 5-1, before Karl Sharratt completed his hat-trick after going through one-on-one with the keeper.

Both teams face each other again at Bowerhill in Melksham next Saturday, in the final group game. However, the game will provide nothing more than match practice for both teams before their respective semi-final clashes the week after.

Author: Roy Wenham