Wednesday 20th August 2014 ko 18.30
Gloucestershire County League
GALA WILTON 5 (Dyer 5 L Allen 19 Lee 37 68 Perris 89)
AEK BOCO 0
Entry & Programme £2
The Gloucestershire County League is one of the better Step 7 leagues I frequent. The standard of play is good, the website is excellent, and for those interested in such fripperies, programme production is compulsory for all but those hastily-arranged midweek fixtures at the end of the season.
The club are tucked away at the end of Fairmile Gardens in Gloucester, at the back of the Gala Club, and the “Wilton” refers to the Wilton Road area of Gloucester where the club was formed in 1952. The club offers excellent facilities for the club, and the pitch behind sports a rather natty little stand that doubles as an equipment store.
I was more than a little intrigued by AEK Boco who I’d seen a week or two earlier playing out a highly creditable draw against Cadbury Heath in a friendly, report here. They’d looked a strong side but on a warm evening were always a heartbeat behind a rampant Wilton side.
They ran in 5 unanswered goals, and only Deon Lee’s profligacy in front of goal prevented a bigger drubbing. He was replaced by his assistant manager Mike Perris latterly of Gloucester City and he made no mistake. That caused some hilarity as Perris celebrated, but Boco showed enough promise to suggest that this season will not be one of struggle.