Basford United Community Firsts travelled to Newark to attempt to dint the Flowserve’s 100% season strike rate. The home team had further recruited a number of proven non-league talent with step 3 experience to bolster their seeming title canter. Price and Agar were particular threats on the day in the home team’s front four.
Community lost Kelvin Uhunmwangho in the warm up and Gideon Boateng after 10 minutes both with troubling hamstring injuries. Flowserve’s direct style put the young back four under pressure and hit the woodwork twice, however, Community had a couple of good opportunities of their own but just failing with final deliveries and shots.
A dubious corner provided the 55th minute breakthrough, and Lloyd rose highest to plant a strong header into the net. A double whammy was served as skipper Jack Wood was sin-binned for 10 minutes for protesting the corner award. Community continued to be resolute and had some good possession with John Beraki causing major problems travelling with the ball. A ricocheted shot just going past the post. Community should have equalised on 80 minutes as Austen Symons missed a simple side-footer from 6 yards to level things from an excellent Jack Wood free kick and that proved decisive as Newark who continued to provide pressure sealed things in the first minute of added time through the impressive Agar. This was a good test for the young community team against the impressive Champions elect. Lost 2-0
Community U18 gifted bottom placed Wollaton Hall & Bramcote their first points of the season as they climbed off the bottom of the table. A disappointing day at the office for the team, losing 4-2.
Under U16 Saturday made the trip to Teversal in the Saturday Red Division and were on the wrong end of a 5-3 defeat, this leapfrogged the home team over community to 4th place and nudging Taylor’s boys down to 5th. Scorers on the day were Duncan, Ellis and Wood.
Under 15s ran out 5-1 winners against Dunkirk, thanks to goals from Ty Langley, Rashaun Douglas (two), Elliott Morley and Reece Gatland. This extends their run to 11 games unbeaten in the league.
Under 14 Saturday put in a good performance in bad weather conditions to beat Aslockton 3-1 and go five points clear at the top after four games played.
The side went into a two goal lead as they dominated the first half, with goals from C Tipton-Watson and Jr Wallace. Aslockton pulled a goal back early in the second half though a penalty. Basford then fired back into a two goal lead with a brilliant drive from 20 yards into the top right corner from MOTM L Sansum.
Basford Tigers U11s Sunday won 5-3 against West Bridgford Falcons, goals scored by Jayden Warner, Mitchell Spooner, Cameron Sims, Kayden Wilmot-Lowe and Brian Deptula.
It was a very good team performance well done to all the boys and to West Bridgford Falcons. A good game of football which was played in a great spirit.
We’re recruiting: If you are a young U18 Goalkeeper looking for a club on a Saturday our Div 1 leaders Community Black are looking for a keeper. Training is 7pm Thursday night at Greenwich Avenue.
Updated 18:43 - 12 Feb 2018 by Neil McGowan