Royal Wootton Bassett Town Over 50s rounded off our first ever league fixture with a memorable goal!
Player Manager Paul Jack rose salmon like to meet Kenny Campbell's pin point centre and powered a header above the Hazlemere 'keeper and into the roof of the net.
This special moment prompted scenes of jubilation in the Bassett ranks.
Unfortunately we were already ten nil down at the time against a greatly superior Hazlemere team who created plenty, scored plenty and were gifted at least half of their goals through reckless playing out from the back by Bassett.
It took a matter of minutes for the hosts to take the lead, a stabbed finish from close range. Their second came from a simple tap in from a left wing pass. The third and fourth were from longer range, a low drive which beat Stephens at his near post followed by a thunderbolt which crashed off the bar and Stephens' back on its way to the net.
Some tactical changes at half time saw Darren Hayes switched up front and Bassett gained more of a foothold in the game but were undone by collective and individual mistakes for goals 5,6,7,8 and 9.
We all battled manfully with some brave defensive blocks and several good saves to prevent the necessity for a cricket scoreboard to be employed to track events.
A nippy Hazlemere forward beat the offside trap to slide them into double figures but Bassett had the last laugh courtesy of Jacko's bullet header.
Everyone in blue gave their all despite the difference in class on the day. Hopefully we can be more competitive in our upcoming fixtures but the main thing is we all love the opportunity to play proper football in our autumn years.
Man of the Match: Man of the Match : Kenny Campbell aged 62 ran his socks off for 90 minutes, enough said.
Credit: Ceri Stephens
Last modified on Tuesday 8th September 2020 at 08:41