Bassett book place in Floodlit Cup third round
Wednesday 01 November 2017 - by Stuart Smedley (Updated on 01 November 2017 at 21:49)
Royal Wootton Bassett Town progressed through to the last sixteen of the Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup with a 3-2 victory against Kidlington Reserves.
Gerard Buxton Sports Ground, 1st November 2017
They may not have been at their best, but Royal Wootton Bassett Town proved too good for Division One West side Kidlington Reserves as they secured safe passage through to the Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup third round with a 3-2 victory.
Bassett's margin of victory should really have been higher, while they will have been disappointed to concede a pair of goals to their opponents having found themselves in such a commanding position at half time.
Nevertheless, Rich Hunter will take the win in a competition in which it is always worth targeting a good run.
Harvey Scholes had put the home side ahead early on, curling a shot into the top corner from the edge of the area.
Bassett should really have doubled their lead midway through the first half when awarded a penalty, but Nick Lacey was equal to Sam Packer's spot kick.
Packer did eventually get the better of the Kidlington 'keeper, scoring on the stroke of half time with a well taken goal.
After the break, Bassett were arguably guilty of taking their foot off the gas and were punished when Harry Whitehead halved the deficit on 65 minutes.
Ben Lodge would kill the game off with a third for the hosts with seven minutes remaining as he found the net with a cute outside of the boot finish.
That meant Whitehead's injury time second for the visitors was a mere consolation.