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.