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Basford United record victory over National League opposition in pre-season opener

By Josh Wing

A tough pre-season schedule kicked off with a pleasing performance for Martin Carruthers and Basford with a close fought 3-2 win over a Boston United.

With both squads containing mixed sides of 1st team players and trialists, getting minutes and back in the flow far outweigh results in preseason.

Both management teams would have been reasonably happy after a really good game and workout in hot conditions.

For Basford fans, the first glimpse of a Liam Hearn and Nat Watson partnership looks promising as both strikers registered 1st half goals.

It took Nat Watson no less than 20 seconds to make his mark with a clinical finish (Headline photo shows Nat Watson off to a flyer netting for 1-0).

Liam Hearn quickly doubled on 13 minutes with an acrobatic finish high into the roof of the net.

Boston grew into the game & pulled one back from the spot on 27min.

In the second-half, both sides fielded different teams but still gave an entertaining spectacle for a decent crowd.

James Reid made it 3-1 with a trademark free kick with 47 minutes on the clock.

Jonathon Wafula smashed home for 3-2 on 51 minutes for Boston with the visitors going on to search for the equaliser.

Basford's defensive resilience and new 'keeper Kieran Preston having a fine night capped by some brilliant saves saw the side start preseason on the right foot.

A quick turnaround sees a Basford team back in action Saturday 7th July in the midday matinee at Greenwich Avenue. Hosting Long Eaton United FC before the England v Sweden World Cup quarter final at 3pm.

With reduced admission £5 Adults/£3 Concessions & £1 Under 16s for our game, as well as a special draught beer promotion and numerous big screens at the ground showing the England game, why not pay us a visit and share with what will hopefully a great day for our Nation.

Updated 18:25 - 12 Jul 2018 by Neil McGowan

Where next?

Two out of Two - Notts up next Basford United made it two wins from two pre-season games by beating Long Eaton United 5-2.
Pre-season Match Preview: Boston United at Home for Basford Basford United will kick the new pre-season campaign underway at Greenwich Avenue and will face Boston United.


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