Wootton Bassett only came away with a point from a midweek visit to Dunbar Wills, despite dominating for most of the game, a combination of the woodwork and hurried finishing denying them both points. The first half started with Bassett in positive mood looking to stop the rot after losing their last two matches. However, the woodwork stopped them no less than three times. Bassett seemed to be further jinxed when one of the efforts, a fine shot by Karn playing his first full game for two months, came back off the bar and seemed to be handled by a defender, but appeals fell on deaf ears. Despite the pressure Bassett then got caught when a poor goal kick from Rees was played back through the middle quickly for the Wills forward to latch onto it and give Rees no chance.
The second half saw Bassett dominate for long periods once again, pushing forward for the equaliser. Several half chances were created but the ball always seemed to break to a Wills player. Frost was proving the most effective forward and he went close on a couple of occasions. It became clear that it wasn't going to be Bassett's day when Jell, making a fine debut for the first team, was pushed in the box, but once again the referee ignored the appeals. Rees was a spectator for much of the half, and the pressure finally told with 15 minutes remaining. A corner from the right was met by a fine header from Frost, but this was cleared off the line and the ball finally broke Bassett's way and Johns fired in the rebound. Although Wills were kept under pressure until the end the winner was not forthcoming, and Bassett had to be satisfied with the point.
Credit: Paul Harrison
Last modified on Sunday 15th November 2020 at 20:52