Wootton Bassett's disappointing run of late continued last Wednesday when they lost away to Sanford, giving further concern for their league title aspirations. To be fair it was a night when the ball refused to run for them, and they seemed to come off worse from the referee's decisions. The game could not have started more disastrously for Bassett. A mis-hit back pass from Bartlett was intercepted by an opposing player who bundled his way past Rees to shoot home. Gradually though, Bassett clawed their way back into the game and for the last 20 minutes of the half Sanford were restricted to the odd long distant shot. Despite having control of the game the Bassett midfield lacked any imagination to unlock the well marshalled Sanford defence. The best of Bassett's chances fell to York but he never managed to trouble Maggs in the Sanford goal.
Bassett started the second half in positive mood, but that was soon destroyed by a marvellous goal from Sanford. Bassett did show some character and fighting spirit, with Frost in particular. He once again had another dine game in difficult circumstances. But despite plenty of corners and goalmouth scrambles the ball just never fell loose for a Bassett player, making a win at Oldacre on Saturday now vital to their cause.
Credit: Paul Harrison
Last modified on Monday 16th November 2020 at 16:40