Royal Wootton Bassett Town fell to a 3-0 home defeat against early Hellenic League Premier Division pacesetters Thame United.
After a first half which saw them battle with their backs against the walls, Royal Wootton Bassett Town fought back in spirited style after the restart against Thame United. However, that was not enough to prevent a 3-0 defeat against the Oxfordshire side, who have set a furious tempo in the early reckoning so far this season.
The pressure Paul Braithwaite's side came under during the opening period would have been enough to make lesser teams buckle early on. Yet, inevitable though a Thame goal was, to Bassett's credit they only trailed 1-0 at the moment the half time whistle arrived.
That goal came after 'keeper Tyron Connolly narrowly misjudged a cross, allowing for Ken Feyi to head in.
The home side were then much improved after the break, turning the game into a more even contest. Nevertheless, good chances didn't arise often for Bassett, their best opportunities coming from Dale Richards' and Dan Bailey's long range efforts.
Thame eventually extended their lead with eleven minutes remaining, Lynton Goss netting. And with a couple of minutes to go Dan West made it three, scoring his team's fifteenth league goal of this embryonic campaign.
Credit: Stuart Smedley
Last modified on Wednesday 17th August 2016 at 21:55