TIVERTON TOWN 2 BASHLEY 1
By Bashley Football Club | Mike Cranidge | Sunday 24th August 2014
A GAME OF TWO HALVES
A mixed bag for Bash with heartening displays from new boys Blayne Kinley and
Ronan Moore being offset by injuries to Ryan Ferguson and the Speechley-Price
brothers which ended with Ryan playing out the game with a dead leg as all the
substitutes had been used.
Bashley kicked off and were soon under pressure from a quick starting Tiverton but
surprisingly it was Bash that came nearest to scoring when, after 15 minutes, good
approach play from Kinley led to Bouwe Bosma shooting just past the post. Bash’s
revival was short lived when a fierce shot by Tom Gardner, was parried-out only to be
slotted home by Tivvy’s full back, Jake Wannell (26).
Ryan Brading was becoming a handful and his fine run from midfield set up a chance
for Bosma who was unlucky not to score. Tiverton, however, remained dominant and
went two-up when an excellent cross from the right was promptly dispatched by the
head of Owen Howe (37). This stung Bash into action and a intoxicating move started
by Mitch Speechley-Price set Brading free on left to execute a perfect pass across the
goalmouth that was met and dispatched by the on-running Shivan Roushbaiani (41).
Bash finished strongly but the first half laurels were mostly Tivvy’s.
Ashley Booker replaced the injured Mitch S-P before the start of the second half
leading to Bashley adopting a more attacking formation with Leighton S-P taking a
more forward role. Bash now had the upper hand with new boy Kinley driving forward
from midfield and Captain Matt Oldring bringing order to the defence.
Shivan was booked for a late tackle and replaced soon after by Richard Morse who
took up a front running position alongside Leighton S-P with Brading slotting in
behind. Husam Aurow then replaced a limping Bosma.
The next ten minutes was all Bash with a shot from Leighton S-P saved on the line
and a delightful through ball from Morse to Aurow ending in goal-line scramble that
went Tiverton’s way whilst a fine header from Morse was gratefully held by the Tivvy
goalkeeper. In a reverse of strategies it was now Tiverton who look dangerous on
breakaways and their best attempts were thwarted by the head of Oldring and the
defensive awareness of young Ronan Moore.
The game ended at a frenetic pace with chances at both ends with Bashley being
somewhat handicapped by Ryan Ferguson’s injury and it was ironic that he found
himself unmarked in front of goal with only one leg operational! In the time added on
for the numerous injuries Greg King went close for Bash and Callum Maher pulled
off another class safe to deny Tiverton in the final minute. Bash’s half and they were
unlucky not to get the point their second half performance deserved.
Maher, Ferguson, Moore, King, Oldring, Bosma (Aurow 60), Kinley, Speechley-Price
L, Brading, Roushbaiani (Morse 60), Speechley-Price M (Booker 45).