Wootton Bassett retained their position at the top of Division 1 by defeating Amesbury Town 1-0 in a well contested game. The first half saw Bassett fail to take advantage of wind and slope, too often a hopeful long ball being played instead of the more controlled ball to feet. Bassett still should have gone in at the interval one goal to the good but Damon York, after beating three players and doing all the hard work, squandered the chance by shooting straight at the keeper from 12 yards out.
The half-time talk seemed to sort things out, Bassett looking far more controlled and accurate in their football in the second half. This was to pay dividends as early as the fifth minute of the half. Harrison threaded a delightful ball through to the lively York, who ran on and rounded the keeper only to be brought down in the box, Bowden stepped up and converted the penalty with some aplomb. Bassett should have added to the lead soon after when York was left unmarked at a corner, but he put his header over the bar. With time running out Amesbury, who played well but never really looked like scoring, had a fine chance to equalise. A long through ball was missed by Johns but Bassett were able to breath a sigh of relief when the Amesbury forwards lob over the advancing Rees went just wide of the goal.
Credit: Paul Harrison
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