Wootton Bassett made the journey to Bemerton determined to forget the midweek defeat by Ferndale. But Bemerton are never an easy side to face and so it proved on Saturday. Just as against Ferndale, Bassett were caught sleeping early on, Bemerton scoring their goal as early as the second minute. The rest of the first half proved to be a bit of a stalemate, in difficult windy conditions, though much of this can be put down to Bassett's performance which seemed to lack a driving desire to win.
The second half saw Bassett a little less lethargic and McKay began to prompt more from midfield, and Frost being busy up front. Half chances were created but none taken with confidence, and shots from Frost and McKay were cleared off the line. However, it was not all one way and Bemerton also created some chances. The introduction of Karn for York made little difference to Bassett and they were then subjected to their second defeat of the season.
The league title is still there for the taking but if Bassett do not improve their attitude and generate the will to win, their marvellous start to the season will have been wasted. Next Saturday they face Chippenham Town Res at home and the following Wednesday (6 April) Plessey Sports, also at home.
Credit: Paul Harrison
Last modified on Sunday 15th November 2020 at 20:51