Basford Battle To Win Over Dynamo
By Simon Ball-McQueen
Basford United got back to winning ways on Tuesday evening, with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Loughborough Dynamo at the Nanpantan Sports Ground.
Video now online - http://youtu.be/byA-8xrWU4I
United manager Martin Carruthers made three changes up front, from the previous Saturday’s line-up, with Reuben Wiggins-Thomas, Stuart Hendrie and Tyrelle Shannon all being promoted to the starting eleven and Daryll Thomas, Corey Grantham and Blair Anderson dropping to the bench.
A first half of few chances for either side saw the stalemate finally broken on 27 minutes, after Shannon was brought down in the home penalty box, with Reuben Wiggins-Thomas despatching the resultant penalty for his first goal of the season.
Dion Meikle then worried the Loughborough keeper on two more occasions, with two well-placed lobs, in the final five minutes before the break.
Despite Loughborough losing their keeper through injury in the 60th minute and replacing him with a defender, United couldn’t add to their tally in the second half, with Stuart Hendrie coming the closest, when his header struck the crossbar
United then had to soak up some sustained pressure from the home side, where they struck Saul Deeney’s upright on two occasions but they hung on for victory and now return to Loughborough on Saturday afternoon (29th August), with Dynamo looking for revenge in the FA Cup Preliminary Round clash, with kick-off at 3pm.
Team: Deeney, Boafo, Meikle (c), Hollis, Darkin, McCormick, Hutchinson, Grayson (F. Smith), Wiggins-Thomas, Hendrie, Shannon (Grantham 75). Unused Subs: Fletcher, Thomas, Anderson. Att: 84.
BUFC Radio post-game interview with Reuben Wiggins-Thomas - https://audioboom.com/boos/3503658-post-game-interview-with-reuben-wiggins-thomas-loughborough-dynamo-0-basford-united-1-25-08-15
BUFC Radio post-game interview with Martin Carruthers - https://audioboom.com/boos/3503645-post-game-interview-with-martin-carruthers-loughborough-dynamo-0-basford-united-1-25-08-15