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Basford United
Lincoln United
Tue 18 Aug 19:45 - The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier - First Division South Full time Attendance 103

Gallant Basford Edged Out By Lincoln

A dominant second half performance was not enough to rescue a point, as Basford United were narrowly defeated by Lincoln United at Greenwich Avenue.

Basford United 0 Lincoln United 1

Basford groundsman Neil Swift had the Mill Street Playing Fields pitch looking in superb condition, ready for its first Evo-Stik League Division One South action and despite Martin Carruthers men making some good positive forward advances in the open 45 minutes, it was Lincoln who took the lead thanks to a Scott Ruthven strike on 17 minutes.

A commanding performance from Basford was to follow in the second half, with the visitors limited to just one real chance, which home keeper Saul Deeney was able to spectacularly turn away from his goal on 64 minutes.

As the clock ticked on, Carruthers’ team pushed harder and harder for the equaliser, with Daryll Thomas shooting wide of the Lincoln post on 67 minutes before Jermaine Hollis shot agonisingly wide of the same upright with six minutes remaining.

A last minute fumble from Lincoln keeper Sam Vince almost let in a desperate home attack but alas it wasn’t to be for Basford, who now look to quickly return to winning ways, as Stockbridge Park Steels visit the Avenue, this coming Saturday (22nd August), with a 3pm kick-off.

The FA Respect: We Only Do Positive

Jermaine Hollis

Player of the Match

Jermaine Hollis
Replay game

As it happened

  • Basford United
  • Lincoln United
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  • Ashley Grayson Sub Off 30:00'
  • Ben Hutchinson Sub On 30:00'
  • Reuben Wiggins-Thomas Sub Off 62:00'
  • Stuart Hendrie Sub On 62:00'
  • Tyrell Shannon-Lewis Sub Off 74:00'
  • Courey Grantham Sub On 74:00'

Team selection

Deeney, Saul Deeney, Saul
Fletcher, Daniel Fletcher, Daniel
Boafo, David Boafo, David
Shannon-Lewis, Tyrell Shannon-Lewis, Tyrell
Darkin, Robert Darkin, Robert
Miekle, Dion Miekle, Dion
Grayson, Ashley Grayson, Ashley
Thornton, Josh Thornton, Josh
Thomas, Darryl Thomas, Darryl
Hollis, Jermaine Hollis, Jermaine
Wiggins-Thomas, Reuben Wiggins-Thomas, Reuben
Basford United

League round up

Other First Division South results

5
0
Daventry Town
1
2
Stocksbridge Park Steels
2
0
Tividale
2
1
Gresley FC
1
1
Sheffield FC
2
0
Loughborough Dynamo

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Stafford Rangers 42 95
2. Shaw Lane Aquaforce 42 94
3. Coalville Town 42 85
4. Basford United 42 76
5. Lincoln United 42 74
6. Stocksbridge Park Steels 42 69
7. Chasetown 42 68

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