Convincing win worth the wait

Saturday 30 March 2019 - by Stuart Smedley (Updated on 30 March 2019 at 18:41)

Royal Wootton Bassett Town recorded a fine 4-2 win against Holmer Green in their penultimate home fixture of the campaign.

Gerard Buxton Sports Ground, 30th March 2019

Royal Wootton Bassett Town bounced back from last week's heavy defeat and improved their chances of a top half Hellenic League Premier Division finish with a richly deserved 4-2 triumph against Holmer Green.

The result moves Bassett within a point of their eighth place opponents with a game in hand still to play and draws them level on points with Binfield, who fell to a 2-1 defeat against relegation battlers Tuffley Rovers.

Bassett's penultimate home game of the year, kick off was delayed by an hour as Holmer Green found themselves stuck in traffic on the M4.

Midway through the opening half the visitors found themselves a goal behind as Danny Lachacz struck for the second time this season.

In an otherwise evenly matched affair, half time arrived with no further change to the score.

Fifteen minutes after the restart the scores were level when Harrison Holbrook found a way past Gary Aulsberry.

But parity lasted just three minutes as Brad Pagliaroli, restored to the starting line-up, made it 2-1.

Having not scored since mid-January, he struck again on 69 minutes to put Bassett in command.

A third goal in the space of ten minutes, this time scored by impressive Forest Green Rovers loanee Elias Youssef put the result beyond doubt.

Dean Powles registered a late consolation for Holmer Green to complete the scoring, but by that stage there was no chance for a late comeback similar to the one pulled off in Buckinghamshire to claim a point earlier in the season.

Bassett now finish their campaign this week with a doubleheader against Longlevens.

Other Match Reports

Sat 6th Apr 2019 - Longlevens (H)

Wed 3rd Apr 2019 - Longlevens (A)

Sat 30th Mar 2019 - Holmer Green (H)

Sat 23rd Mar 2019 - Ascot United (H)

Sat 16th Mar 2019 - Brimscombe and Thrupp (A)

Sat 2nd Mar 2019 - Ascot United (A)

Sat 16th Feb 2019 - Binfield (H)

Sat 9th Feb 2019 - Abingdon United (A)

Sat 19th Jan 2019 - Wantage Town (H)

Sat 12th Jan 2019 - Ardley United (A)

Sat 29th Dec 2018 - Flackwell Heath (A)

Wed 26th Dec 2018 - Shrivenham (A)

Sat 15th Dec 2018 - Tuffley Rovers (A)

Tue 11th Dec 2018 - Windsor (A)

Fri 7th Dec 2018 - Brimscombe and Thrupp (H)

Sat 1st Dec 2018 - Flackwell Heath (A)

Sat 24th Nov 2018 - Holmer Green (A)

Tue 20th Nov 2018 - Bishop's Cleeve (H)

Sat 17th Nov 2018 - Ardley United (H)

Tue 13th Nov 2018 - Lydney Town (A)

Sat 10th Nov 2018 - Binfield (A)

Mon 5th Nov 2018 - Reading City (A)

Sat 3rd Nov 2018 - Abingdon United (H)

Tue 30th Oct 2018 - Virginia Water (H)

Sat 20th Oct 2018 - Brackley Town Saints (H)

Tue 16th Oct 2018 - Westbury United (H)

Sat 13th Oct 2018 - Reading City (H)

Sat 6th Oct 2018 - Wantage Town (A)

Sat 29th Sep 2018 - Tuffley Rovers (A)

Sat 22nd Sep 2018 - Brackley Town Saints (A)

Tue 18th Sep 2018 - Lydney Town (H)

Sat 15th Sep 2018 - Bashley (H)

Tue 11th Sep 2018 - Virginia Water (A)

Sat 8th Sep 2018 - Flackwell Heath (H)

Tue 4th Sep 2018 - Lydney Town (A)

Sat 1st Sep 2018 - Windsor (H)

Mon 27th Aug 2018 - Shrivenham (H)

Sat 25th Aug 2018 - Lydney Town (H)

Tue 21st Aug 2018 - Fairford Town (A)

Sat 18th Aug 2018 - Windsor (A)

Tue 14th Aug 2018 - Bishop's Cleeve (A)

Sat 11th Aug 2018 - Leighton Town (A)

Tue 7th Aug 2018 - Fairford Town (H)

Sat 4th Aug 2018 - Tuffley Rovers (H)