22 Sep 2013 - Bristol Ladies Union (A)
After last weekend's history-making performance in the FA Cup it was back down to earth for the First Qualifying round game against a strong Bristol Union Ladies side. Bassett started positive for the first 10 minutes and were unlucky not to have any clear chances on goal when a couple of long balls over the top of the Bristol Union defence were just over hit and too long for chasing striker Laura Gammon.
Bristol's first goal came after just 10 minutes from a period of pressure, which opened up the Bassett defence and was soon followed by their second, an easy tap in from a free kick on the half-way line and their third from a corner when the girls failed to clear their lines.
The pressure from the home team was relentless, but Bassett created a couple of breakaway chances from good passing and link-up play from Laura Gammon and new signing Emily Bogg, but the Bristol defence stood strong. Bassett keeper Sarah Humphries pulled off a string of good saves to keep Bristol at bay, but two further unstoppable goals from the home team saw the girls heads drop and go in 5-0 down at half-time.
A quick goal just after the break from sloppy defending at a corner opened the flood gates for more Bristol goals, but the girls continued to work hard and created a couple more breakaway chances. It wasn't to be though and the final score highlighted the difference in the two teams, two leagues apart and the strength of the Bristol Union Ladies team, which included several international players. Bassett didn't deserve the 11-0 score-line, but we have enjoyed our short FA Cup journey and now look forward to playing our first league game this Sunday at home to Cheltenham Spa.
Players' Player of the Match – Laura Gammon
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