Another GFA league session saw our over 50s return with 3 wins and a solitary defeat to stay in contention near the top of the league.

Our first game saw us beat Wiltshire 1-0, Paddy with an excellent strike from a tight angle.

We had numerous chances to extend our lead but failed to convert any.

This victory was followed by a 5-1 demolition against Quedgeley, Paul Watling grabbed himself a hat-trick, with Steve King and Steve York also adding to our tally.

Our only defeat came against reigning champions Weston where we lost 2-0.

The final game of the day saw us up against Chippenham who had proved tricky opposition at the Christmas cup.

However this time round an early goal gave us the imputus and we ended up with a decent 4-0 win.

Highworth Town took 2 over 60s teams to Brimscombe today for a 12 team tournament organised by Inside football.

The 1st Highworth Team; led by Phil Leslie, were undefeated with a win and two draws but narrowly failed to qualify.

The 2nd Highworth team did slightly better with a 2-2 draw against Cirencester and wins versus Wiltshire Walking Football FC 1-0 and Phoenix Blue 4-1.

Good fortune continued with a semi-final win 4-2 on penalties, Steve Pope making two excellent saves.

The final against Clevedon was sadly not quite such a tight affair with Clevedon winning by an impressive 4-0 scoreline.

Special mention to Steve Richards and Cyril Knox who both made fine debuts.


The 2nd year of the Christmas cup saw 18 teams from across the south region compete across 3 groups.

Highworth fielded 2 teams with the "reds" just sneaking through their group after our other team "Town" held the much fancied Clevedon to a goalless draw, this result enabling us to claim the last 3rd place spot and move on to the quarter finals.

Alas that was as far as it went with old bisham rivals Watford beating us 2-0 and eventually progressing to the final.

The final was a tight affair but was won by a single goal, Weston the victors over Watford.

Special mention to Chippenham in their first ever tournament and they did themselves proud by finishing 2nd in their group and made it to the quarter finals.

Highworth Town v Watford in Group 1