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Bassett Fail to Spring into Life Once More

Rylands Way, 16th March 2010

Wootton Bassett Town's promotion hopes took a serious blow as they were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Wiltshire rivals – and perennial late season spoilers – Trowbridge Town.

Memories of the sixteen game unbeaten streak that had propelled Dave Turner's side firmly into the title race now seem increasingly distant. The draw means Bassett have now gone three games without winning, a period which has coincided with their promotion chasing rivals stuttering before regaining their form.

Goals from Terry Adams and Sam Collier had put the hosts 2-1 up at the break, put poor defending gifted the visitors an equaliser midway through the second half. And from thereon in, Bassett never looked like finding a winner.

The massive dip in form the team have suffered – seven points have been dropped in three winnable home games – is somewhat inexplicable given that the homestand was preceded by a trio of impressive, hard-fought triumphs away from the comforts of Rylands Way.

Furthermore, Bassett now find themselves five points behind Cheltenham Saracens with a mere two games in hand, and with a favourable run-in for the Gloucestershire side, it seems they are favourites to take one of the promotion spots.

Things don't get any easier for Turner's side with the visit of Winterbourne United, who despite finding themselves in the lower reaches of the table know how to find the back of the net. After that comes a vital away trip to Purton before Slimbridge come to visit.

One thing is for sure: it's now or never if this is to be the season that finally sees a return to Hellenic Premier Division football.

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

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WBTFC Scorers:
T Adams, S Collier