Derby disappointment continues

Tuesday 19 November 2019 - by Stuart Smedley (Updated on 20 November 2019 at 09:17)

A second half goal from Connor Thompson condemned Royal Wootton Bassett Town to a 1-0 derby defeat against Fairford Town at the Gerard Buxton Sports Ground.

Gerard Buxton Sports Ground, 19th November 2019

Royal Wootton Bassett Town's derby disappointment goes on as Sam Collier's team suffered a 1-0 home loss against Fairford Town.

Bassett have now gone winless in six straight games against the Reds and Shrivenham - losing five in a row - with the last win against local rivals coming at the start of last season.

Connor Thompson's second half goal proved decisive as the diminutive forward collected Kallum Thomas' cross, turned in the box and fired into the top corner beyond 'keeper Matt Bulman.

The game itself was one of limited chances - particularly for the hosts who again appeared to lack the imagination required to snatch a win and kickstart a season that worryingly has failed to get going.

While playing a Fairford side currently flying high in second place, the fact that the visitors made hard work of their victory suggests that there is scope for Bassett to climb the table.

But that's going to require a quick change in confidence and form. And having played ten of the fourteen league games so far at home - with two more up next against Flackwell Heath and Holmer Green - it's going to take a huge effort from Bassett to accumulate points on their travels.

Other Match Reports

Sat 30th Nov 2019 - Holmer Green (H)

Sat 23rd Nov 2019 - Flackwell Heath (H)

Tue 19th Nov 2019 - Fairford Town (H)

Sat 9th Nov 2019 - Burnham (H)

Sat 2nd Nov 2019 - Brackley Town Saints (H)

Tue 29th Oct 2019 - Shrivenham (A)

Sat 26th Oct 2019 - Binfield (H)

Tue 22nd Oct 2019 - Tuffley Rovers (H)

Sat 12th Oct 2019 - Ardley United (A)

Wed 9th Oct 2019 - Westbury United (A)

Sat 5th Oct 2019 - Windsor (H)

Sat 28th Sep 2019 - Hereford Lads Club (H)

Wed 25th Sep 2019 - Longlevens (A)

Sat 21st Sep 2019 - Virginia Water (H)

Sat 14th Sep 2019 - Tadley Calleva (A)

Tue 10th Sep 2019 - Malvern Town (H)

Sat 7th Sep 2019 - Reading City (H)

Tue 3rd Sep 2019 - Westfields (H)

Fri 30th Aug 2019 - New College Swindon (A)

Sat 17th Aug 2019 - Stonehouse Town (A)

Tue 13th Aug 2019 - Aylesbury Vale Dynamos (A)

Sat 10th Aug 2019 - Aylesbury Vale Dynamos (H)

Tue 6th Aug 2019 - Shrivenham (H)

Sat 3rd Aug 2019 - Holmer Green (A)