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Moore breaks ankle as Shortwood Reserves crash out

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Shortwood Reserves 2 Wotton Rovers 4 – GFA Junior Cup 3rd Round

Talented Shortwood United Reserves’ midfielder Elias Moore suffered a broken ankle on a night of cup and injury frustration for the Nailsworth side.

Before being carried off on 33 minutes, it was Moore, who rattled the Wotton bar. The Nailsworth side edged ahead on 38 minutes through Toby Colliver.

Shortwood’s injury woes were compounded just before the break when Will Davis was taken off with a knee injury.

Wood looked lively at the re-start creating chances with Gilson-Clarke providing Matt Fanstone with a goal scoring opportunity, which he duly took.  

Wotton pulled one back on 57 minutes, which seemed to re-energise them. As if Wood didn’t have enough to deal with Gilson-Clarke and Scrivens were both replaced, before Wotton scored their equaliser on 75 minutes.

Shortwood lost Will Dunn to injury and Tom King crashed into the advertising hoardings, and didn’t look right for the rest of the game – this just swung the balance on Wotton’s favour, scoring goals in the 86th and 90th minute. 

Star Man: Toby Colliver.

Shortwood Res: Elliott, Scrivens, King, Colliver, Evanson, Davis, Dunn, Moore, Wellington, Fanstone, Gilson-Clarke

Subs: Peyton, Noblett, Beere, Grant, Anderson

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