By Bashley Football Club | Mike Cranidge | Monday 25th August 2014


In conditions more fitting to local gardeners, a subdued and weakened Bashley failed
to carry forward the momentum of their second half display on Saturday at Tiverton
and had little to offer against a below-power Wimborne in this disappointing local

Wimborne, fielding three Bashley old-boys in Gamble, Oliver and Stokoe, went
straight into the attack but despite this early pressure it was Bash that came nearest
to scoring when a Blayne Kinley strike was easily saved by Jason Havell. Most of the
pressure was coming from the Magpies and Callum Maher was at his best when
recovering to save a close range rocket from John Blake after spilling a Max Brimson
speculative shot that streaked across the wet grass.

The Bash were always in the game but goal attempts by Ashley Booker, Richard
Morse and Husam Aurow lacked conviction. Not so Wimborne, especially when ex-
Bash favourite, Mark Gamble, suddenly came to life with a typical Gambo power run
that ended in a shot that fizzed over the bar. Gamble featured again in the 27th minute
when a penalty was awarded for a debatable foul by Booker on Sam Griffin. It was no
surprise to the Bash faithful that Gamble found the net from 12 yards. Bash upped
their game but their play, apart from an occasional run by Ryan Brading, lacked
cohesion and the half ended with Wimborne well in control.

The injured Leighton Speechley-Price was replaced at halftime by Bouwe Bosma and
Bashley, apart from an occasional foray forward, were once again under pressure
which cumulated with a Magpie goal when Scott Arnold’s cross was headed in by
Griffin (58).

Bashley continued to ring the changes, first by bringing on Mitchell S-P for Aurow, and
then swopping the limping Jemal Rose for Shivan Roushbaiani, but were still unable
to find their passing boots until a pull back into the box from Roushbaiani was met at
speed by the onrushing Brading whose fierce shot gave Harvell no chance (75).

In what is becoming a dangerous precedent, Bashley allowed Wimborne to re-
establish their two goal lead almost immediately when a through pass from James
Stokoe gave Jamie Davidson the freedom of the pitch to slot his shot past the
helpless Maher (76). The game was then virtually over with both sides looking for
respite from the driving rain that ironically stopped on the final whistle.

Maher, Dunne, Moore, King, Rose (Roushbaiani), Booker, Kinley, Speechley-Price L
(Bosma), Brading, Aurow (Speechley-Price M), Morse.

Unused subs:

Attendance: 170
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