The final round of 2018/19 fixtures in Wiltshire’s disability football league, the Wiltshire Ability Counts League, took place on Sunday at Stanley Park Sports Ground. After a nail-biting finish in both divisions, with 1 point ultimately separating leaders from runners up in both, Stratton Juniors pipped JBFC to take the u16s title for the first time and Chippenham Town, also taking the title for the first time, saw off a late challenge from Swindon Town FC Community Foundation to win the senior division.
13 of our 16 teams participated in Sunday’s finale, whilst we also welcomed Allsorts Allstars from Gloucestershire. As it has been throughout the season, all matches were played in a great spirit, with some excellent performances, fair play and support shown from all teams.
In the senior division, Chippenham Town went into the final round with a 9 point lead over Swindon Town FC Community Foundation. However, Swindon mounted a late charge, winning 5 of their 6 matches. Despite this, an all-important win against Salisbury and point against Highworth meant that Chippenham held on for the title. Swindon Special Olympics, JBFC, Highworth Town Juniors and Salisbury City Tigers all also played their part in an excellent campaign.
The u16s division saw Stratton Juniors, JBFC (x4), Highworth Town Juniors, AFC Melksham and FC Calne participated in another excellent division. Stratton Juniors came out on top in a title race which came down to the final match; a healthy crowd watched on as Highworth defeated JBFC 3-2 to hand Stratton the title.
A massive congratulation must go to all teams for a brilliant season and thank you to all the coaches, referees, supporters and players for their support throughout season.
If you would like to get involved in the Ability Counts League or would like any more information on disability football in Wiltshire, please contact Lyndon Taylor on Lyndon.Taylor@WiltshireFA.com