Late pair condemns subpar Bassett to Abingdon loss

Saturday 09 February 2019 - by Stuart Smedley (Updated on 09 February 2019 at 19:42)

A pair of stoppage time goals condemned Royal Wootton Bassett Town a 2-0 loss against Hellenic League Premier Division strugglers Abingdon United.

Northcourt Road, 9th February

Abingdon United struck twice from decisive counter attacks in the final minute to snatch all three points against Royal Wootton Bassett Town.

Sam Collier's team have now gone five games without victory in the Hellenic League Premier Division. Though they remain sixth, the five teams immediately below them can all leapfrog Bassett given the games in hand they possess, including local rivals Shrivenham who sit level on points with Bassett while holding three games in hand.

While Bassett, just minutes from claiming a share of the spoils, will be frustrated with the timing of the goals that condemned them to defeat against Abingdon, their substandard performance throughout the contest did not merit them taking anything from the match.

In a scrappy opening half, both teams failed to convert penalties, with TJ Bohane seeing his spot kick saved.

In the second period, neither side appeared as though they would break the deadlock, until Lester Davies rounded off a counter in the 90th minute.

Bassett were then stung in similar style four minutes into added time when Callum Harvey sealed an important victory for Abingdon in their battle against the drop.

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