The spoils were shared on Saturday in a fine game fought out by arch rivals Aldbourne Park and Wootton Bassett. Aldbourne Park, created last year with the merger of Aldbourne and Park, play very much as the traditional Park sides, looking to get the ball forward quickly and unsettle teams with their fitness and physical presence. Bassett on the other hand prefer to play the ball to feet and the clash of styles proved interesting to watch. It was Aldbourne who started off the more positive, their lively winger Wright causing Bassett some early problems. As Bassett gradually settled the pattern of the game emerged as a hard physical battle where chances were going to be hard to come by.
Bassett opened the scoring seven minutes into the second half with a soft goal. Following a period of Bassett pressure McKay crossed the ball into the box. The home defence hesitated to clear and the ball bounced into the far corner of the net. Bassett held the lead until 10 minutes from time when a lack of concentration allowed O'Driscoll through. His lob over Rees in the Bassett goal was going to be turned in by the Aldbourne centre forward when he was pulled back by Mitch Johns, Roberts converted the resulting penalty. A draw seemed the fairest result, and although Bassett will be disappointed not to have won, they should be pleased to come away with a point against one of the championship contenders.
Credit: Paul Harrison
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