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Town gear up for Wiltshire County Cup semi

Salisbury stand in the way of Robins and a place in the final…

27 March 2023

Club News

Town gear up for Wiltshire County Cup semi

Salisbury stand in the way of Robins and a place in the final…

27 March 2023

Swindon Town head to Salisbury tomorrow evening, Tuesday 28 March, in the semi final of the 1st Office Wiltshire County FA Premier Shield.

The competition is now in its 136th year and sees the highest placed clubs across the area compete for the historic honour.

The tie, which will take place at The Raymond McEnhill Stadium with kick off scheduled at 7.45pm, sees The Robins continue their journey in the regional competition knowing they’re just one game away from a cup final.

A youthful Town side overcame neighbours Chippenham Town in the quarters to progress to this stage, with a Tomi Adeloye brace and Oscar Massey goal proving decisive in a 3-1 win back in January.

Salisbury booked their semi-final berth with a convincing 5-1 victory over HighworthTown last month.

Robins coach Gavin Gunning will take the reins for tomorrow night’s clash as he did in the quarters, with a blend of first-team fringe players and Academy youngsters expected to feature once again.

Salisbury currently ply their trade in the Southern Premier League and sit thirteenth in the standings after 36 rounds.

They head into tomorrow night’s game off the back of a 2-0 home defeat to Hayes & Yeading United in their last competitive outing, and have recorded just three wins in their last 13 in the league.

Previous meetings in the competition…

The two clubs are certainly no strangers to one another having been matched up on numerous occasions in the competition previously.

They last met back in the 2019/20 edition, with goals from Harry Parsons, Lloyd Isgrove and loanee Admiral Muskwe enough to see them past The White’s after extra-time at the semi-final stage.

Their proposed fixture back in 2011/12 before the tournaments ten year absence was scratched that season, before The Robins knocked them out in the semi-final stages once again during the 2010/11 campaign, winning 3-0.

Another semi win for Town was the order of the day the season before, this time 5-1, with Billy Bodin recording a brace that January day.

You have to go back to the 2007/08 season for Salisbury’s last victory over us, as they scored the only goal in a 1-0 win back in May 08’ in front a 813-strong crowd.

Swindon have won the competition on 28 occasions, and last lifted the trophy during the 2009/10 campaign.

The current holders are Swindon Supermarine, who beat Corsham in last season’s showdown at the County Ground, marking the competitions return after a ten year absence.

If Town beat Salisbury tomorrow evening, they’ll face Westbury United in the final at the County Ground in May after they defeated Melksham 3-2 earlier this month.

You can still purchase a ticket for the Salisbury clash ahead of tomorrow night by visiting their official website here. 

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