Parkside Avenue, 30th January 2010
A solitary first half strike from Matty Bown was enough for Wootton Bassett Town to extend their unbeaten league streak to twelve games against struggling Winterbourne United.
Playing for the first time since December 12th, it would be expected that Bassett would suffer from having to endure such a frustratingly long layoff. And given that their hosts had polished off their scoring boots in a 4-1 rout of Launton Sports a week ago, a tough game was always in the offing despite Winterbourne surprisingly languishing in second from bottom.
However, Dave Turner's side went about the game with the same professionalism and maturity they have displayed throughout the season so far, and – even with Craig Shand missing a penalty – had enough to come away with a vital three points.
Victory coupled with Headington's draw with Purton lifts Bassett into fourth. And with Slimbridge inactive, Turner's team are just four points off second place with two games in hand as they continue to breathe down the neck of the season's early pace setters.
Still though, a trick four game run lies ahead with the visit of free scoring Cheltenham Saracens – who have netted 26 goals in their previous two games – to Rylands Way on Tuesday for a crucial contest before three away games on the spin at Letcombe, North Leigh Reserves and Clanfield.
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