WILTSHIRE SENIOR CUP: Alford hails sting
9:00am Friday 19th October 2012 in Latest News
TROWBRIDGE Town manager Mike Alford was delighted with his side after they pulled off a cup upset at local rivals Warminster Town last weekend.
The Wiltshire League Bees knocked out Toolstation League Warminster in the Wiltshire Senior Cup, setting up a trip to Bradford Town in the second round.
Trowbridge’s Rich Hudson and Neil Grant scored either side of Shaun Sheppard’s strike to make it 2-1 but Adam Collington’s hosts levelled through Dave Watkins at the death to force extra time.
But Alford’s men shone in the decisive 30 minutes, Dan Barnett netting either side of half-time while Warminster’s Kev Shinn and Louis Sparey picked up second bookings.
“We dropped down to the Wiltshire League last season to get the club back on its feet but we know that we’ve got players that could play at Western League level and it was nice for them to show that,” said the Bees’ boss.
“I asked the lads to work hard after our Pewsey game last week and I was absolutely delighted.”
On Tuesday night, Matt Dyer netted an injury-time equaliser to earn Warminster a point at Devizes Town.
Sam Clift was also on target for Collington’s men but they trailed for most of the second half before Dyer made it 2-2.
Warminster boss Collington said: “It’s really frustrating how we’re still giving away goals at the moment but, hopefully, Tuesday will give us a bit of confidence going forward.”
On Saturday, Bradford Town Reserves went top of the Wiltshire League Premier Division with a 2-1 victory at Beversbrook.