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Good workout as Basford build up the minutes

By Neil McGowan

An excellent workout for both Basford & Mansfield Town U23s saw some great football from both sides as both camps build up minutes.

Results bear no significance whatsoever in preseason but for the record Basford United went down 1-0 to a strong Mansfield Town U23s who had 3 players involved for the 1st team v Derby County with Jordan Graham on the scoresheet in that game.
A close 1st half saw Liam Hearn hit the post & Nat Watson unable to convert at the back post.(Main Photo the excellent Watson glides past defenders in an impressive display)

2nd period A quality strike from Jordan Graham in the 51st minute decided a tight contest which saw defences on top throughout.

Graham fired home a low shot from twenty yards.

Liam Hearn went closest for Basford, but was denied by fine goalkeeping from Sam Wilson and sub Kane Baldwin, who saved right at the end as Hearn looked to finish from Matt Thornhill's pass.

Beneficial display from both teams in front of a crowd of 136 as many of tonights Basford squad registered good minutes and several trialists trying to win deals put in some good levels of performance.

With Martin Carruthers currently having 31 active players to whittle down to 20 then an equally powerful squad makes the short journey to Hucknall Town today 3pm ko.

Martin Carruthers on his post game interview commented on his delight how preseason fitness levels are building up.

Updated 08:06 - 3 Aug 2018 by Neil McGowan

Where next?

Ilkeston at Greenwich Avenue on Tuesday Basford United take on Ilkeston Town in the latest pre-season game on Tuesday at Greenwich Avenue (7.45)
Friday night football as Stags visit Mansfield Town come to Greenwich Avenue on Friday for a 7.30 kick off in our latest pre-season game.


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