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WBTFC Scorers:
D Bailey, S Robertson

Rare Ardley victory makes it six unbeaten for Bassett

Corinium Stadium, 31st March 2015

Wootton Bassett Town made it six games unbeaten in the Hellenic League Premier Division with a fine 2-0 victory over seventh place Ardley United.

Goals in either half from Steve Robertson and Dan Bailey helped Paul Braithwaite's team on their way to only a third triumph in 22 league games against their Oxfordshire opponents.

On a windy night at the Corinium Stadium, it was the visitors who had the lion's share of possession. Yet a solid rearguard effort from Bassett ensured they rarely troubled. This helped the hosts recorded only their fourth clean sheet of the season in all competitions; the last shutout in the league came back in August away at Newbury.

Robertson put Bassett ahead in the 24th minute thanks to a neat left foot finish from twelve yards.

Bailey then doubled that advantage - and made sure of the points - with eight minutes remaining, scoring with a long distance drive that the makeshift Ardley 'keeper Kevin Brock made a meal of.

The three points lift Bassett back up to eleventh in the table after they had slid while idle over the past two Saturdays. A record league finish is now within their grasp, though to make certain of that they will have to take points off the next three visitors to the Corinium Stadium - Oxford City Nomads, Brimscombe and Thrupp and Holyport - all of whom are just below Bassett in the table.

Last modified on Monday 22nd June 2015 at 23:39

Wootton Bassett TownWBTFC
Ardley United
Wootton Bassett Town Logo
2 ‒ 0
Ardley United Logo

WBTFC Scorers:
D Bailey, S Robertson