BASHLEY RESERVES 13 LAVERSTOCK & FORD RESERVES 1
By Bashley Football Club | Mike Cranidge | Monday 27th October 2014
BAKER'S DOZEN FOR BASHLEY RESERVES
Bashley Reserves fully justified their top place in Group A of the Wyvern Shield
by overwhelming a bemused Laverstock & Ford. Debuts were given to recent
signings Dan Maher and Tom Hammond whilst first team striker Leighton
Speechley-Price celebrated his return from injury with a seven goal haul.
An above average crowd attracted by the autumn sunshine and a game-less
Saturday for the First Team were rewarded with fourteen well crafted and
splendidly finished goals spread evenly throughout the match. Matt Head opened
the scoring with a fierce shot in the 13th minute followed in quick succession by
well-taken goals by Peter Thorne and Leighton Speechley-Price. A thunderous
drive from an acute angle by Ashley Booker made it four and the peerless L-S-P
helped himself to a first half hat-trick with a shot that took a slight deflection and
a headed goal from a corner.
Within the first minute of the second half the score was 7-0 when new boy Tom
Hammond opened his Bashley account with a well judged lob and four minutes
later L-S-P increased his personal tally to four.
Bashley brought on subs Ben Dashwood, Guy James and Chris Alden but it was
full back Aaron Dunne who next netted with a rocket drive from the edge of the
By this time Laverstock’s Dean Beris had had enough and seemed almost
grateful for the red card that moved him from the fray. Surprisingly, this heralded
the Wiltshire men’s best period that climaxed with the underemployed James
Lambourne in the Bash goal being lobbed by Sam Dible.
A Dashwood drive took Bash into double figures and L-S-P added to his trophy
cabinet with a dazzling turn and volley. Just to show this was no fluke he picked
up another couple from closer range to increase his total goal count to seven
and the final score to 13-1.
Lambourne, Dunne, Maher D, Booker (James), Petty (Alden), Hammond, Thorne
(Dashwood), Head, Speechley-Price L, Coombes, Endersby