League leaders Basford United ensured there was no hangover from their first league defeat last week with a convincing 5-1 win over Newcastle Town in an entertaining game.
(Headline photo shows a happy United skipper Lewis Carr who netted at both ends yesterday)
You can view this game at our Basford TV Page or via the following link https://youtu.be/_o4YP1o3BYA
Fernando Toxtle-Bell was in the right place at the right time to net twice as Basford built a two goal lead in the first 21 minutes. Firing in from ten yards after seven minutes play and then heading in from close range after Rob Duffy had headed across goal.
The visitors looked dangerous and Aaron Bott put them back in the game four minutes later, rounding Saul Deeney to score ,although the goal will be credited as an OG as Lewis Carr looked to have diverted the ball into the empty net.
Three minutes from the break, Lewis Carr who gave an impressive performance restored Basford’s two goal lead, bundling home Ash Grayson’s corner at the far post to send Basford in 3-1 at the break and a fine 1st half display.
2nd period never lived up to the level of the 1st but more so because Basford looked content to play out a good victory. In a rare moment of offence Liam Hearn was brought down and picked himself up to score from the spot on 62 minutes and in added time Harry Wakefield hammered home after a corner to round off a win that consolidates at the top of the Evo-Stik South Division.
A Happy camp after this victory to round off a strange week tasting 1st league defeat of the season and the surprise decision of Kieran Wells to walk away from his contract and the chance of honours on 3 fronts to move to Stamford. Putting all these behind them the lads were very impressive and more than happy to hit the next incentive target for surpassing 72 points set as a target for 30 league games with 1 game to spare.
Next up a tough week as United hope to head to Lincolnshire for 2 games this week on Weds v Lincoln United and Sat away to Cleethorpes in Grimsby. With all eyes on the weather hopefully one or both of these games will go ahead and definitely Sat United expect to take a big following having filled 1 coach and quite a few taking the train.
Finally brilliant to see youngsters making an impact yesterday and after 17 year old Louis Tomlinson did really well in Mondays league cup win, Yesterday 17 year old Corey Jalland froom our U18s Gold had his 1st taste of 1st team football and did really well. Likewise 18 year old Harry Wakefield who along with Courey Grantham will no doubt benefit from the departure of Kieran Wells, both registered good minutes yesterday with Harry netting late on so all in all the camp is in a great place with so much to potentially look forward too over the remainder of the campaign.
Updated 09:14 - 17 Feb 2018 by Neil McGowan