NEWS

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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

Highworth over 50s stay top of the Gloucester league despite their first defeat during a rain swept evening at the Gloucestershire FA facilities.

Things got off to a bad start against Hereford when we conceded an early goal. However a Steve York turn and finish saw us draw level before Steve King grabbed the winner to give us a 2-1 win.

This was followed by a 4-0 victory over Quedeley, goals spread around the team from Gary Vitler, Kev Turner, Steve King, Steve York.

An impressive 7-0 win over Cheltenham Spartacus kept the evenings good results going with a hat-trick from Kevin Turner the highlight. The other goals coming from Steve King (2), Gary Vitler and Steve York.

Our final game against Abbeymead was a lot tighter affair and we came to rue our missed chances in the first half when Abbeymead took the lead midway through the second half.

Abbeymead held out and inflicted our first league defeat this season, final score 0-1.

Squad: Martin Sharkey, Gary Vitler, Glyn Evans, Steve York, Colin Smith, Steve King, Kevin Turner.


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The over 60s team returned from their latest Gloucester League fixtures with 3 wins out of 3 to go joint top on points with Weston.

A 1-0 victory over Bristol United, courtesy of a Kev Turner penalty, was followed by a 3-2 win against Clevedon with Trevor Robinson in fine form bagging himself 2 goals. Kev Turner added the third.

The final game was a tight affair but again Trevor was on hand to seal the points with the decisive goal in a 1-0 win against Phoenix Blue.


Trevor and Kevin were both on the scoresheet.