8 months ago
By Match reporter
Evo Stik Northern Premier League Division One South
Peterborough Sports 1 Basford United 2
James Reid 45min,Liam Hearn 64min.
Basford moved to 7 out of 7 in away games which is unreal stat in a highly competitive Evo-Stik South & a 1/3rd of the way through the season and remain unbeaten. Goals at crucial points in the game ensured Basford secured a difficult road win yesterday in the Evo-Stik South against a Peterbrough Sports that should move well clear of trouble on the evidence of the 2 recent games we have played against them .
In what was expected to be a very difficult away fixture made worse by an ever-growing list of absentees then a result right up their so far this season.
With Player coach Rob Duffy making his 1st league start since Aug 12 2016 and that fateful day when he ruptured his Achilles, the big striker returned and gave a textbook display of leading the line & getting in the hair of opposition central defenders.
Never plan sailing though as the home side clearly shaded the 1st half & missed a golden chance when Mark Jones shot over from the penalty spot after Ash Grayson had been penalised. Some good chances for the home side which failure to convert proved a down fall. On the stroke of half time excellent link up saw Liam Hearn play in James Reid one on one and was only going to be 1 outcome as Reid coolly tucked home for 1-0.(Headline photo James Reid & Aiden Austin)
2nd period Basford held the upper hand but it needed that crucial 2nd goal delivered by hitman Liam Hearn on 64 minutes. Once again it was the Reid/Hearn link up to send Hearn through to coolly net.
Hearn was then unlucky as his shot came back off the crossbar. Josh Moreman gave the home side hope, scoring with a low shot from twenty yards as the game went into added time, but Basford saw out time to clinch an important win.
In the context of the game missing influential players such as Dom Roma, Matt Thornhill, Laurie Wilson & strikers Kieran Wells,Cory Grantham & throw in the recouping Rob Darkin then it speaks wonders for the squad assembled & the youngsters who have come in & did a great job on the day.
No easy run for Basford who may have looked at Nov 2 weeks ago, and thought only 4 games in the month it would be a time to recuperate. With tough fixtures added at the last minute all of a sudden Nov has become a tough looking month. Fixtures are as follows
Sat 11th Home v Spalding 3pm ko
Sat 18th Away Newcastle Town 3pm
Mon 20th Home Stamford 3pm
Sat 25th Romulus away 3pm
Tues 28th Gresley away (League Cup)
Special word of thanks to the Basford fans who continue to support us in great voice and provided a great lift yesterday in what was nearly a 2 hour journey time each way.
Updated 18:02 - 19 Nov 2017 by Neil McGowan