YATE TOWN 3 BASHLEY 1
By Bashley Football Club | Sheridan Sparkes | Sunday 26th April 2015
BATTLING BASHLEY BOW OUT WITH DEFEAT
Bashley’s affiliation with the Southern League came to a temporary end on
Saturday afternoon, as a 3-1 defeat away at 6th placed Yate Town brought the
scheduled league fixtures for the 2014/15 campaign to a close.
Bashley went into the game without a number of key players, including the need
to travel without a recognised goalkeeper. That being said, the New Forest side
got off to a flyer, with Dammy Bada stroking home into an empty net with just
five minutes on the clock.
Both sides created chances in an entertaining game, with both goalkeepers
forced into work during the opening 45 minutes. The travelling Bashley support
were in fine voice, and no wonder, the Bash fully deserved their one goal lead at
The second half was a different story however, as a resilient Yate side battled
back well to take control of proceedings. A driven free-kick was flicked into the
back of his own net by an unfortunate Joe Petty to find the equaliser, before
Nuno Pereira missed a golden opportunity to restore Bashley’s lead, having been
released on goal by Clive Makoni.
Jordan Rogers flipped the game on its head just beyond the hour mark, before
beating stand-in ‘keeper Ronan Moore with his second goal four minutes before
The result means Yate claim 6th spot in the Southern League South & West
division this year, and relegated Bashley can look forward to a new challenge in
whichever League they are placed.
“Unavailability’s, injuries and supervisions left us very thin for our final game. We
set ourselves up very well and caused them a lot problems during the first half.
We probably should have been two up,” said Graham Speechley-Price.
“The second half they had three shots and three goals, had we had a keeper
have every reason to believe we would have won. We had two excellent chances
which we didn’t convert second half but that said the lads did the club proud,”
commented Speechley-Price who added, “We have finished off the toughest
season I’ve ever known and I have to thank the players for their loyalty and I
would like to extend that to our committee and loyal supporters.”
Moore, Dunne, Maher, Makoni, Keith, Sanniez, Morris, Petty, M Speechley-
Price, Pereira (Turner), Bada.
Unused sub(s): Taylor