Salisbury City 4-2 Trowbridge Town, Tuesday, December 26th, 1950, (Trowbridge Town Football Club Archive)

Salisbury City 4 - 2 Trowbridge Town

League - Western League Division One
Tuesday, December 26th, 1950, 3:00 PM
For the return match on Boxing Day Ricketts, a Swindon youth on vacation from Cheltenham College, deputised for Ron Webb on the left wing, suffering from a nasty gash on his forehead received in the match against Chippenham United. The holiday crowd saw another keenly-contested game, though Trowbridge suffered from the disadvantage of having had gruelling game on Christmas Day, whereas the Salisbury team had no fixture. In the first half both teams played very well, and at half-time Salisbury led by I-0. They increased this lead shortly after the restart but Dagg, smartly seizing an opportunity when a defender made a mistake, reduced the arrears. Salisbury went further ahead, but Trowbridge, making a valiant effort to get on level terms, brought their margin to 3-2 through Hancock, who had changed places with Grimason (inside-right). Then Grimason took the ball upfield, passed through to Dagg, and spectators braced themselves for what looked a certain equalising goal. Dagg's shot looked a scorer all the way, but with an amazing effort Amor deflected the ball out of the goal. Amor said alter the match that he never quite knew how he managed to keep that shot out. Near the end Salisbury got a fourth goal in a rather peculiar way. Goalkeeper Vince took goal-kick, and the ball rebounded from the home centre-forward. Vince cleared his lines, however, by kicking out, but the referee bounced the ball in the visitors' goalmouth, and it went to Heagren, who scored with a first-time shot. Salisbury just about deserved their win.

Report from the Wiltshire Times