Every competition of this nature has a Group of Death, as the media love to term it. Well, CSTP21 is no different and Group 1 has more than a small claim to this title. Clubs competing span many levels of the grassroots structure, from what is effectively Step 7 down to Step 14 an even a Vets team. Six teams currently play at Step 7 and two of them have been drawn in Group 1 along with a team from Step 8 and one from Step 9.
Shrewton United - Wiltshire Senior League (Step 7)
We start the round-up with a team that have to be amongst the favourites to take the Trophy title, Shrewton United. The Shrews have been a mainstay of the Wiltshire Senior League since dropping down from the Western League in 2013. Although when last season was prematurely halted they were in 9th spot, they have only finished outside the top three once (4th in 17/18) in 8 seasons.
Ludgershall Sports - Wiltshire Senior League (Step 7)
Next season will be the eleventh for Sports in this league after moving from the Hampshire League via a short spell in the Andover & District League. They had been regulars in the top half of the table until the last two (aborted) seasons where only 6 points were gained over a period of 28 matches. Last season's solitary win, however, came in a 2-1 home win over Shrewton.
Seend United - Trowbridge & District Division 2 (Step 9)
United are the lowest ranked team in this group, playing two divisions below the Wiltshire Senior League. They are not the easiest team to find too much information about having only been in the Trowbridge & District League structure for the past two seasons, both of which were voided. Two season's ago they only managed 2 wins in 13 games. However, they still managed to score 34 goals in those 13 games. Not a bad goals for ratio for a team that was sitting bottom of the league when the season ended.
Three Daggers - Trowbridge & District Division 1 (Step 8)
The Daggers were promoted to Division 1 of the Trowbridge District League at the end of the 2016-17 season, dropping just 5 points in the 18 game campaign and scoring 108 goals in the process. Since that time they have showed great consistency in the top flight, finishing 8th in their first season and fifth the season afterwards. In the last two, voided, seasons they sat in sixth and fifth when play was halted.
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