Corinium Stadium, 26th November 2014
A decisive two goal salvo saw Thatcham Town take the points as they defeated Wootton Bassett Town 2-0 in a closely fought contest at the Corinium Stadium.
The game was decided in the closing stages as the visitors took the lead with eleven minutes remaining courtesy of Alex Oakman's drive from the edge of the area. That lead was then doubled moments later as Chris Gerrard found the back of the net.
Prior to that the game had been a relatively even one with both teams enjoying chances.
A great double save from Ben Mitchell preserved parity midway through the opening period. At the other end, Richie Carter headed just over from a corner at the near post before Nathan Gambling saw a powerful free kick tipped over the bar.
The half time interval did little to quell either team. Following the restart Gambling blazed over from a Wright cross, Mitchell made a fine fingertip save, while substitute Steve Robertson shot into the side netting after stealing possession.
Then came the game's crucial moment as Bassett failed to shut down Oakman and he picked his spot from eighteen yards.
Conceding seemed to unnerve Bassett and they were soon in a deeper hole when Gerrard made it two.
Bassett nearly salvaged a consolation goal, but a brilliant save kept out Robertson's point blank header. Yet that wouldn't have been enough to prevent Thatcham from leapfrogging Bassett.
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