Out of luck
Saturday 26 October 2019 - by Stuart Smedley (Updated on 27 October 2019 at 20:31)
Royal Wootton Bassett Town were unfortunate to come away empty-handed as they lost 1-0 at home against Binfield.
Gerard Buxton Sports Ground, 26th October 2019
Football can be a harsh game at time - and Royal Wootton Bassett Town were reminded of that fact when beaten 1-0 at home by Binfield.
Sam Collier's side performed very well, frustrating their high-flying visitors who enjoyed limited opportunities in front of goal and playing well in difficult conditions.
Altogether, Bassett deserved to take something from the game. In the end, however, they wound up empty-handed.
One defensive lapse in concentration proved costly. On the hour mark Carl Evans failed to deal with a long ball played in behind, and Binfield forward Sean Moore took advantage, racing onto the loose ball before beating Declan Lehmann.
Earlier Bassett had enjoyed the best chance of the first half. Excellent link up play between Jonny Davoile and Callum Parsons set up Gio Wrona, but the ball slid away from the midfielder just a little too much and he was unable to get his shot off when well placed.
After going behind, Bassett pushed for an equaliser which didn't arrive. And to compound matters they were left feeling frustrated by a late claim for a penalty that was turned down after it appeared as though there had been a handball on the line.
The performance overall was promising enough to suggest that Bassett are turning the corner after a difficult start. It's hoped though that positive results will soon follow.