Rylands Way, 16th October 2010
Wootton Bassett Town fell to their fifth straight loss, and sixth in seven games, thanks to three goals without reply from Reading Town, all of which came in the first half.
It was the first time the two teams had ever met and the visitors - who finished third in the Hellenic Premier Division last year - made a telling impression.
Marcus Richardson, an ex-pro with a wealth of experience, opened the scoring for Reading on the quarter hour mark before Danny Lingwood doubled their lead ten minutes later. Luke Farrugia then made his side's advantage even healthier with a strike on the stroke of half time.
Bassett were arguably guilty of showing their opponents a little too much respect in the opening period, but came out in the second half a changed team, putting up a valiant fight.
With a reduced league schedule though thanks to various cup competitions occupying a number of rival teams, Bassett missed out on a chance - albeit an extremely tough one - to put more breathing space between themselves and those sides currently in the lower reaches of the table.
Fortunately, Dave Turner's side still possess a number of games in hand over the majority of those teams.
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