By Bashley Football Club | Sheridan Sparkes | Sunday 29th March 2015


Bashley's form at home is steadily on the rise, and that was clear for all to see
in the club's narrow defeat vs Tiverton Town on Saturday afternoon.

Both sides laid siege to the opposing goal in an open, hard-fought encounter,
and ultimately the result could have swung both ways.

Town had the first clear cut opportunity of the game, but were denied by an
outstanding goal-line clearance from the impressive Ronan Moore.

Bashley created opportunities too, most notably Clive Makoni forcing the Town
keeper into a save low to his left with a powerful header from a Dammy Bada

The deadlock was broken eventually, as visiting forward Ethan Phillips found
himself with time and space to shoot, driving a low effort beyond the despairing
dive of Callum Maher in the Bashley goal.

After the break, the hosts came out all guns blazing in search of the equaliser,
looking to break the sorry run without a goal. The goal did come, as Makoni was
on hand to smash the ball into roof of the net from 10 yards following a series of
defensive calamities.

The joy was short lived however, and no sooner had the Bashley fans stopped
celebrating, Town edged themselves back in front with a thumping free header
from Ethan Phillips.
That goal was to end the scoring, despite chances for the hosts to equalise for
the second time of the afternoon, and Town themselves nearly rounded off
proceedings late on with a blistering effort that came crashing back off Maher's

The defeat means Bash remain rooted to the bottom, 12 points adrift of safety,
"Although not what we are looking for 0-1, 0-2, 0-1, 0-0 and 1-2 proves how our
young players are adjusting over our last five home games," Graham Speechley-
Price explained.

"It was great to have a full squad available yesterday, the game was very tight
and could easily have gone either way. This just proves how far Bashley babes
have come since the start of the season."

Bashley face play-off hopefuls Didcot Town this Saturday in their penultimate
home match this season KO 3:00pm while the high flying Bashley reserves play
at home on Saturday 11th April in their penultimate home match this season in
what could be a title clincher.

C Maher, Petty, Bada, Morris (c), Keith, Sanniez, L Speechley-Price (Pereira),
Cullingford, Makoni (54), M Speechley-Price (Dunne), Moore

Unused sub(s): D Maher

Att: 129
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