It's difficult to describe this game, other than poor (stronger terms would not be admissible).
Bassett dominated the first 20 minutes. They were well on top, and after 11 minutes were one up. A well paced through ball, by Nathan Hall, put Gary Ashford in on a one on one with the keeper, Adam Daley. Daley miss kicked his clearance and left Ashford with a simple tap in.
That's as good as it got.
Adderbury came back into the game slowly, finding their attacks cut out, as usual, by Stuart Lamont, assisted by Steve Howse and Paul Patel. They did not bother Bassett keeper, Steve Hale, until the 35th minute, when Mark Agnese scrapped the Bassett bar.
Bassett were in control but many unconverted chances were proving to be costly.
With only one goal between the sides, Adderbury came out fighting in the second half. They had a go at Bassett but some good defending for 10 minutes saw this period off.
Bassett then started to put some moves together to try to alter things. After a series of corners that came to nothing, however, they relaxed again and allowed Adderbury to put a few moves together.
To try to alter things, Matt Griffin was brought on for Justin Hyde (60 minutes) and on 75 minutes Ben Jarrett came on for Rob Day.
This didn't alter much though and Adderbury threw the proverbial "kitchen sink" at Bassett and it was probably sheer frustration that they failed to score. One scramble saw Bassett defenders at sixes and sevens trying to clear in the six-yard box.
The six minutes added time didn't help but a win is a win, even if it is in a cup game, that is a cup too far!
Man of the Match: Paul Patel (closely followed by Steve Howse)
Credit: John Reynolds
Last modified on Wednesday 2nd September 2020 at 09:03