FOOTBALL: Vase defeats for WIltshire quartet
PEWSEY Vale, Malmesbury Victoria, Chippenham Park and Calne Town all saw their interest in this season's FA Vase end at the first hurdle on Saturday.
Of the quartet, Park arguably had the most creditable result, the Toolstation League First Division side pushing Premier Division pacesetters Bristol Manor Farm becore succumbing to a 3-2 defeat at Hardenhuish Park with Phil Baker one of those on target for the home side.
There were heavy defeats for both Pewsey Vale and managerless Calne Town in their first round qualifying ties.
Sydenhams League Vale were on the wrong end of a 5-0 scoreline at Ball Road as Folland Sports ran out comfortable winners
Calne, who lost boss Ant Brown last week, slumped to a 6-1 defeat at United Services Portsmouth.
Minhaz Uddin scored a hat-trick, while Andy Todd, Gary Barnes and Olly Sturt also netted for the home side, after Danny Baker had given the Lilywhites - bossed by reserve team chief Simon Gardner - the lead.
Malmesbury Victoria also put up a battling performance in their Vase meeting with local rivals Shrivenham.
Gareth Davies' men succumbed 4-2, Scott Chilcott and Terry Moore on target.
Melksham Town were 4-1 winners over local rivals Devizes Town (see separate story at gazetteandherald.co.uk/sport now)
In the Toolstation League First Division, Corsham Town's two-match winning run came to an end as they suffered a 1-0 reverse at the Southbank against Wellington.
In the Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division, Wootton Bassett Town were unable to hold on to the lead as they were twice pegged back by hosts Highmoor Ibis.
Shaun Carter and Lewis Chatwin twice gave Jeff Roberts' side the lead, only for Steve Peacock and Phil John to restore parity on both occasions.
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