Two lapses of concentration let Chippenham steal a win on Saturday and saw Bassett suffer their third defeat in four games. In truth it was a disappointing performance from Bassett, possibly their worst of the season, allowing Chippenham to come back into a game that should have been dead and buried by half-time.
Bassett had a dream start when after only two minutes Frost caused confusion in the box and the ball broke to Jell who fired home. This should have been the signal for Bassett to relax and control the game. But although they kept Chippenham on the rack for 10 minutes they then seemed to lose the urgency to press forward. Half chances were created but a lack of a disciplined finishing saw none taken. Gradually Chippenham came back into the game, although this was largely due to Bassett standing off and letting them play and played some neat football at times.
The second half saw no improvements from Bassett. Up front Hanrahan and Karn struggled to get into the game. From again being the only effective front man, and in midfield McKay, seemed the only one with any urgency when pushing forward. The defence, sorely missing the drive of Ackrill, fared no better and Rees was given no chance with either goal. All in all it was a performance that Bassett will want to quickly forget, though all credit to Chippenham who fought back well and made the most of the space given them. If the hard work put in for the first 19 league games is not to be wasted Bassett will have to improve their attitude quickly.
Credit: Paul Harrison
Last modified on Sunday 15th November 2020 at 21:09