4 months ago
By Match reporter
Integro NPL League Cup 2nd Round
Gresley 2- 4 Basford United
A superb 2nd half comeback saw a young Basford 15 repeat the feat of the 1st round league cup victory and progress in the Evo-stik league cup, coming from a 1-2 HT deficit United registered 3 excellent goals to progress 4-2. Indeed the deficit was 0-2 moments before Half time so a great turnaround against a team that whilst containing youngsters, also were supplemented by 6-7 Evo-Stik standard 1st team players.
On a bitterly cold night it was the home side who started the better and powered into a 2-0 advantage as a Danny Quinn header evaded United keeper George Sansom. Then a great strike from Louis Danquah gave the home side a real cushion. The deficit might have been larger as Sansom made a fine parry. As Basford settled into the game chances at both ends but the game changed on 43 minutes. Getting to the byeline the whole ground was surprised that Gideon Boatengs back post cross evaded the home keeper to make the HT score 1-2.
2nd half it was a different story as the young Basford side showed great maturity to boss the game. After Harry Wakefield narrowly missed with a fine header Basford did,nt have to wait too long to level. This one came curtesy of 1st teamer Kieran Wells who was by a long shot United,s oldest player on the net and showed great leadership. Wells coolly roll home to level on 60minutes. 65 minutes United were in front and via a great strike from Harry Wakefield.Next up the goal of the game on 76 minutes as a fine passing move saw sub Anthony Graham majestically finish to secure a passage to the last 16 and now likely to mix it with some of the elite of the Northern Premier League.
Fabulous victory and experience for the lads and all serves very well as part of there football education within Basford United FC.
Basford 1st are back in action Sat at home to Kidsgrove Athletic in the latest Evo-Stik South fixture 3pm Greenwich Avenue.Most of these youngsters were back in for Football Education this am.
Updated 18:13 - 7 Dec 2017 by Neil McGowan