Royal Wootton Bassett exited the FA Vase at the Second Qualifying round stage following a 2-1 defeat after extra time away against Windsor.
Any hopes Royal Wootton Bassett Town had of an extended run in a national competition this season were dashed as they succumbed by the odd goal in three after extra time away against Windsor. The Combined Counties League Premier Division side were indebted to their 'keeper Carl Dennison, who produced an outstanding display to limit the visitors to just a Steve Yeardley goal late in normal time.
The hosts took the lead midway through the opening period when Charlie Samuel headed home at the back post.
But for the remainder of the game it was Bassett, without top scorer Steve Robertson, who were the most threatening. Every time Paul Braithwaite's team attacked it seemed that they were able to get in behind the Windsor backline. Over the game's entire duration, the visitors had six one-on-one opportunities, missed two open goals and had two cleared off the line, while Dennison - Windsor's saviour - made seven great saves.
It therefore wasn't until the 85th minute that they were finally able to find a way past the home stopper as captain Yeardley netted to force an additional half hour of play.
The contest was then ultimately decided in the ninth minute of extra time as Omar Riaz strode forward unchallenged before beating Luke Kuczynski.
Credit: Stuart Smedley
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