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Grantham on target as Basford draw with Linnets

By Neil McGowan

Courey Grantham's 52nd minute goal (pictured) earned Basford United a draw against Kings Lynn Town in their latest pre-season game on Saturday.

In contrast to other games, Martin Carruthers chose to go with a squad of 17 and made only a couple of substitutions as the team began to take shape.

Basford were on the back foot for most of the early period, but gradually came into the game and were full value for the draw, putting together some excellent moves despite being without the injured Liam Hearn.

Courey Grantham looked lively throughout and capped a fine performance with a goal, arriving at the far post to score from Kieran Fenton's low cross. Fenton was another to enjoy a good game and was unlucky when his 61st minute header hit the bar with the keeper beaten.

Basford dominated the early period of the second half, in contrast to the first, when they were pushed back by a lively Kings Lynn side. Ryan Fryatt headed home from a corner for the visitors after just seven minutes and Kieran Preston in the Basford goal was kept busy.

The Basford defence was at full stretch with Lewis Carr and Dom Roma making some crucial tackles and interceptions.

Showing signs of a growing understanding between the forwards, Basford pushed the visitors back as the half wore on, Nat Watson and Liam Bateman both finding the side netting.

Next up is Charlton Athletic on Thursday night, kick off 7.30.

Updated 12:05 - 12 Aug 2018 by Neil McGowan

Where next?

Basford to host Charlton Athletic on Thursday On Thursday we welcome Charlton Athletic to Greenwich Avenue for a pre-season game, kick off 7.30.
Special Offer at next two fixtures Visit Greenwich Avenue for our next two friendlies and enjoy drinks at £2.50 a pint


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