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Basford United
Rugby Town
S Hendrie (34'), R Wiggins-Thomas (51'), D Miekle (87')
Full time
Mon 31 Aug 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier - First Division South Attendance 150

Basford Defeat Rugby Town

Basford United recorded their first home win in the Northern Premier League with an emphatic victory over Rugby Town.

The visitors started brightly and forced an early string of corners
which came to nothing thanks to some fine defending with David Boafo and
Robert Darkins prominent.

Urged on by the lively Jermaine Hollis Basford upped the pace and took a
deserved lead after 32 minutes. Ashley Bodycote in the Rugby goal could
only parry Dion Meikle's cross cum shot and Stuart Hendrie made no
mistake from close range.

Ruben Wiggins-Thomas drew a fine save from Bodycote two minutes into the
second half but Wiggins-Thomas was not to be denied for long as four
minutes later he beat the offside trap before firing home.

David Kolodynski hit the Basford crossbar with a shot on the hour, but
Meikle had the last word, meeting Blair Anderson's floated free kick to
score with a glancing header two minutes from time.

Dion Miekle

Player of the Match

Dion Miekle

Key moments

34:00
Goal Stuart Hendrie scores for Basford United
51:00
Goal Reuben Wiggins-Thomas scores for Basford United
87:00
Goal Dion Miekle scores for Basford United
Replay game

As it happened

  • Basford United
  • Rugby Town
  • 0
  • Stuart Hendrie Goal 34:00'
  • Reuben Wiggins-Thomas Goal 51:00'
  • Stuart Hendrie Sub Off 72:00'
  • Tyrell Shannon-Lewis Sub On 72:00'
  • Courey Grantham Sub Off 72:00'
  • Kirmani Smith Sub On 72:00'
  • Dion Miekle Goal 87:00'
  • Ashley Grayson Sub Off 88:00'
  • Jahrel Brown Sub On 88:00'

Team selection

Deeney, Saul Deeney, Saul
Boafo, David Boafo, David
Miekle, Dion Miekle, Dion
Wiggins-Thomas, Reuben Wiggins-Thomas, Reuben
Hollis, Jermaine Hollis, Jermaine
Darkin, Robert Darkin, Robert
McCormick, Rob McCormick, Rob
Grayson, Ashley Grayson, Ashley
Grantham, Courey Grantham, Courey
Anderson, Blair Anderson, Blair
Hendrie, Stuart Hendrie, Stuart
Basford United
  • 1. Saul Deeney
  • 2. David Boafo
  • 3. Dion Miekle
  • 4. Jermaine Hollis
  • 5. Robert Darkin
  • 6. Rob McCormick
  • 7. Stuart Hendrie
  • 8. Ashley Grayson
  • 9. Reuben Wiggins-Thomas
  • 10. Courey Grantham
  • 11. Blair Anderson
  • 12. Tyrell Shannon-Lewis
  • 13. Jahrel Brown
  • 14. Ryan Oates
  • 15. Kirmani Smith
  • 16. Jake Wood

League round up

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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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