Wisloe Road, 13th November 2010
After tasting victory thanks to a late winner last week, Wootton Bassett Town were on the receiving end of a decisive blow with time winding down against high-flying Slimbridge. The home side's captain Marvin Roberts struck with four minutes remaining to determine the destination of the points in an extremely tight affair.
In a fashion eerily similar to last season's Division One West title chase, the game went right up to the wire. However, the game certainly lacked the sparkle and excitement of that promotion push, which is no doubt still fresh in the memory of both sides.
Slimbridge were undoubtedly the favourites going into the match, having once again taken to the Hellenic Premier like swans to water with just four defeats through their opening 18 encounters.
But they were made to work extremely hard for all three points by Dave Turner's dogged and determined side, who - if they continue to put in performances like this one - will no doubt continue to pick up points vital to securing their safety.
Still, they'll be a smattering sense of disappointment that they did not hold out for a point that would have prevented them from slipping one place in the table to fourteenth.
Yet, this was one of those games where any positive result would have been a bonus. It is games like next week's visit to basement dwelling local rivals Fairford Town where points are a neccessity and where the sense of disappointment will be very tangible if that doesn't occur.
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