DIDCOT TOWN 7 BASHLEY 0
By Bashley Football Club | Mike Cranidge | Wednesday 29th October 2014
BASHLEY DERAILED AT DIDCOT
Bashley’s aspirations hit the buffers in the first minute of this Southern League
encounter when they gave away a penalty dispatched by John Mills, Didcot’s
express train of a centre forward, who after converting from the spot grabbed a
second three minutes later and a third deep into the game.
The Railwaymen were a class apart and won with embarrassing ease. Bashley,
who gave starts to new boys, Tom Hammond and Daniel Maher, could boast a
number of fine individual performances but never jelled as a unit and were easily
bundled off the ball by their physically larger and more experienced opponents.
Bash’s game plan was not helped when Leighton Speechley-Price retired after
16 minutes with a back injury which narrowed the attacking options and gave
Didcot height advantage in every quarter of the pitch.
To be fair, Didcot are promotion contenders and a match for any team in this
league but even they could not have expected such an easy victory which would
have been even greater but for another sterling performance by Callum Maher in
the Bashley goal.
Maher C, Dunne (Kinley), Moore, Petty, Hammond, Hall, Morris, Dugdale, Makoni,
Speechley-Price L (Bosma), Maher D (Crook)