Basford had to dig deep to come away from Sheffield with the points Sat via a 2-1 win and showed good character. 2 goals in a 5 minutes spell at the start of the 2nd period proved crucial.
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Earlier and later it was the brilliance of Saul Deeney from seeing United going further behind in the 1st period, and preserving the advantage late in the game. Deeney’s 1st half save (Headline photo) was nothing short of stunning as he somehow got a hand to a piledriver diverting onto the crossbar. 2nd half he palmed away a goal bound effort. Despite a decent start United did,nt convert the chances then looked on nervously as Saul Deeney was sold short on a back pass which the match official brandished a yellow card for the keeper hacking down a forward on the edge of the box. The home side though gained the advantage on 39 minutes from the spot for 1-0 converted by Jack Brownell.
With Kieran Wells introduced from the bench at HT the striker personally got a badly needed goal to draw Basford level on 51 minutes after good work from Ash Grayson. The striker though wasn’t done and on 56 minutes set up James Reid to fire Basford in front at 2-1.
The home side gave it a real go and Jack Brownell curled an effort just wide and Saul Deeney saved a Sam Colbear header but Basford held out to gain maximum points on a day when chasing teams below all dropped points.
A mixed return for United’s player coach Rob Duffy who returned to the team for the last 20 minutes and did well but saw red in added time for a late tackle and will now join Lewis Carr on the side lines for Saturdays FA Cup tie v Kettering Town.
Updated 17:20 - 8 Oct 2017 by Neil McGowan
The returning Courey Grantham scheduled for a Hernia operation in 2 weeks started and gave it a good go lasting 70 minutes and showing good quality throughout.
Next up for Basford is Saturdays 3rd qualifying Emirates FA Cup game at home to Kettering Town FC in the biggest game in the clubs history with the prize of a place in the final qualifier before the 1st round commences in November.