Yarnton Road, 30th September 2014
Fast, direct and relentless in attack, high-flying Kidlington dealt Wootton Bassett Town an extremely harsh lesson as they stormed to a 5-0 victory in their midweek encounter.
After Saturday's agonising last minute loss to Ascot United, this was a much more emphatic defeat with the quality at the top end of the Hellenic League Premier Division table on clear display.
From the opening whistle Kidlington had Bassett under severe pressure and it took them all of two minutes to take the lead as Ryan Curtin swept home from close range after a lightning quick break down the right wing.
But for a stunning Ben Mitchell save that saw the 'keeper claw the ball out from under the crossbar it would have been 2-0 within five minutes.
However, Bassett's resistance did not last much longer as a long range Curtin strike crept in on nine minutes.
While Paul Braithwaite's team have had a penchant for conceding early this season, this evening was different as Kidlington - strong at set pieces and dangerous from wide areas - had their visitors under the cosh.
As half time approached Tom Castle made it three following strong work from Charles Cassettari, although four missed tackles did help the hosts.
Then Jack Quainton made it four as Kidlington raced clear with another lightning break from a Bassett corner.
The game well and truly over by the break, the Oxfordshire side added a fifth when Curtin dispatched a penalty for his hat trick early after the restart before they eased off the pressure for the remainder of the evening.
Damage well and truly done, Bassett are now left to lick their wounds, with Saturday's FA Vase clash with Abingdon United offering them an early chance to do just that.
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