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Merry Christmas from Basford United

By Neil McGowan

A very Merry Christmas to all supporters, players and officials and don't forget the games on at Greenwich Avenue over Christmas week.

By Jonny Drake

There are still three more dates for your diary as the first team face Mickleover Sports on Wednesday 26th (3.0) and promotion chasers Warrington Town on Saturday 29th (3.0) while the Community team play Awsworth Villa Reserves on Friday 28th (7.45).

Mickeover came from two goals down on Saturday against Bamber Bridge to salvage a point and are currently sitting just above the relegation zone. Despite the fact they have strengthened recently by signing Tomas Junek from Derby University (where Sports manager John Mcgrath coaches the university’s first team) and Shaquille McDonald from Coventry United, Basford will be hopeful of claiming their first three points since the Scarborough game.

It may also be fans first chance to see our new loan signing, striker Rev James, make his home debut since signing from Oxford United.

The first team then host Warrington Town in the last fixture of 2018. If the Yellows win on Boxing Day against 14th placed Witton Albion they will be on a run of five victories in a row meaning it will be a difficult game but after the convincing home performances of this season, Basford will be hoping to round off the year with a well-earned victory.

Of course, this is a game between the league’s top goal scorers and the team with the tightest defence, Basford have netted 50 times so far this season whereas Warrington have only conceded 10 goals in the same amount of time.

Normal admission prices apply to these games:
Adults £9, Concessions £6, Under 16s £2, Family £15 (up to four people, max 2 adults, must include at least one under 16).

The Community side will be hoping to build on their 14-0 win against Wollaton Reserves last Saturday when they play Awsworth Villa Reserves on Friday 28th as they look to finish off the year on a high.

This was just another one in a string of high scoring games this season which include a 6-4 win among three seven goal thrillers and three six goal thrillers in just 21 games this season.

Food and drink is available at all games, but we are assured that turkey sandwiches are not on the menu!

Updated 15:31 - 30 Dec 2018 by Neil McGowan

Where next?

Basford go down to Warrington Basford suffered their first home league defeat since August as Warrington Town won an entertaining game at Greenwich Avenue on Saturday.
Thornhill opener not enough as Basford lose at Nantwich Despite a great opening and a late flourish, Basford went down by the odd goal in five at league leaders Nantwich Town.

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