BASHLEY 0 AFC TOTTON 4 (Tuesday 7th October 2014)
By Bashley Football Club | Mike Cranidge | Wednesday 8th October 2014
LOCAL DERBY A ONE HORSE RACE
Despite the occasion Bashley were slow out of the stalls and always under the
whip whilst AFC Totton broke into an early cantor and never looked back. The
Stags found the greasy pitch to their liking and dominated from the start with
front runners Craig Feeney and Nathaniel Sherborne looking especially
dangerous; Bash on the other-hand, never happy on the wet grass, fell back on
defence and to chasing shadows.
Totton’s first goal came after 21 minutes when a delightful through ball was but
away by the reliable Sherborne. Bashley were always in the game but failed to
threaten and were undone by goals either side of half time. Goal number two
came on 43 minute when former Bashley favourite Jamie Bulpitt latched onto ball
half cleared from a corner, and returned it with interest from 25 yards.
Four minutes into the second half The Stags killed the game when Craig Feeney
waltzed through a static Bash defence giving an exposed Callum Maher no
chance. Both teams made maximum use of their subs and the play was now
even with Bash getting forward and applying bouts of pressure but without the
necessary finish. There were a few long shots including an excellent drive by
home debutante Mitchell Coombes that skimmed the bar but nothing to
seriously trouble Steve Mowthorpe in the Totton goal. To further the misery, Kyle
O’Brien made it 0-4 in the 89th minute.
Bashley never stopped trying but on the night were outclassed. The Bashley
faithful will be expecting a revival on Saturday when the opposition is Wantage
Town and entry is free to all: a thank you everybody for their support during this
difficult period for the club.
Maher, Morse, Bada, Petty (Rose), Thoroughgood, Morris, Speechley-Price L, Aurow
(Dugdale), Makoni (Coombes), Speechley-Price M, Brading.
Unused sub(s): Bosma, Hopkins