Culham Road, 19th April 2011
Prior to their visit to Abingdon Town, Wootton Bassett Town's final position in the Hellenic League Premier Division table was still very much uncertain. But after a disappointing 2-0 defeat to the Abbots, who started the night two points and places above Bassett, having played two games more than their visitors, it is looking likely that 15th position will be the best Dave Turner's side can finish.
That though will be no disappointment, even if at certain stages of the season points were dropped when they really should have been collected. In fact, finishing seventh from bottom will match the club's best ever finish when Barry Giles led the team to 13th out of 20 teams in 2000/01. However, that side's haul of points (52) will likely not be matched.
Abingdon shaded the first half, but neither side were able to break the deadlock. A 54th minute Lance Williams header eventually did though before a sucker punch was delivered six minutes from time when Rhys Denton produced a great finish following a Daryl Harris cross.
It was revenge for Abingdon after their 4-1 thumping at Rylands Way earlier in the year, one of the highlights of Bassett's season. But with tricky trips to Binfield - still in with a shot at winning the title - and Flackwell Heath to come before Monday's visit of bottom side Pegasus Juniors, the Abbots five point advantage over Bassett now appears to be insurmountable.
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