Wootton Bassett TownWBTFC
Lydney Town
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5 ‒ 0
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WBTFC Scorers:
A Green (2), S Collier, A Field, R Thomas

Bassett Batter Lydney, Finally Keep Sheets Clean

Rylands Way, 19th September 2009

Wootton Bassett Town strolled past Lydney Town – a team they had previously never defeated, reeling off an extremely impressive 5-0 victory.

It was the second win on the trot for Dave Turner's side, and means memories of last week's miserable loss to local rivals Cricklade Town have been firmly eradicated.

In his first start for the club, impressive youngster Ryan Thomas went well and beyond justifying his selection, capping off an outstanding performance with his first goal for the club on the stroke of half time– a strike which means he is one closer to matching dad Steve's goalscoring exploits for the club.

Alex Green – a player who had gone eight games without finding the back of the net – had earlier given Bassett the lead, and then completed his brace on 70 minutes. Sam Collier meanwhile picked up from where he left off against Harrow Hill by scoring his third goal in two games to put his side three goals to the good.

Substitute Adam Field completed the rout late on.

After what can only be described as an indifferent start to the year, the result and performance will ideally serve as a springboard.

Even though Bassett are yet again engaged in cup competitions next week, the fact their opponents are Easington Sports – currently sitting third – gives Turner's young side the chance to size themselves up against a side currently occupying a position they are seeking to challenge for.

Further momentum will be gained from the fact the clean sheet was, belatedly, the first of the season for a defensive unit that was the second best in the division last year.

Last modified on Monday 22nd June 2015 at 23:38

Wootton Bassett TownWBTFC
Lydney Town
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5 ‒ 0
Lydney Town Logo

WBTFC Scorers:
A Green (2), S Collier, A Field, R Thomas