Basford at home always makes you think of the game in our promotion season. A win would have relived the tension of the Coalville fixture, but we had to make things difficult for ourselves by only drawing. Our only other home fixture with Basford was last season when they came to us on September 25th and we ran out 3-1 winners. Let’s home for something similar again.
Basford are now managed by former Notts Forest defender Steve Chettle who appears to be having similar problems to ourselves. In their 2 defeats, both 1-0 he was concerned about the chances that went begging. However, their 3 wins have seen a 4-1 win over Lancaster, a 3-2 win over Hyde and a 1-0 win over Radcliffe. After the 1-0 defeat at Grantham he told the clubs website that we had four golden chances all in the six-yard box, where we just needed someone to put the ball in the net. It’s the hardest thing in the world scoring goals and it’s proven to be our downfall. We have witnessed games like that this season.
We too have problems up front only scoring 2 goals to date, but the defence had been holding out well with our defeats coming only by the odd goal. That is of course till Saturday when the word capitulated appeared to use a lot. For an hour we were in the game, but we lacked the skills of Tom Thorley and Jake Charles who were both missing through injury. That injury list got worse on Saturday when we lost Theo Bailey-Jones to an Achilles injury which could keep him out for the season.
we now need the fans even more to support the team on Tuesday as we strive for our first win. Changes in personnel and possible tweaking of formation could get the reaction required. We enter an interesting month with crucial league games and the potential for an FA Cup run to bring in much needed revenue.
Please attend Tuesday but can you please return the night after, as Wednesday 4th with a 7:45 kick off the youth, the potential future players of the club, kick off their FA Youth Cup programme with a home game against Leamington. Again, your support will be very much appreciated.
Games played on September 3rd this century
2002 Newport H 1-0 Southern League
2005 Moor Green H 1-3 Conference North
2011 Marine H 2-1 Northern prem
2013 Skelmersdale A 2-3 Northern Prem
2016 Kidsgrove H 1-2 F A C up 1st qualifying round
Games played on September 4th this century
2001 Hinkley H 4-2 Southern League
2004 Bradford P A 1-3 Conference North
2010 Droylsden A 0-2 Conference North
2012 Grantham A 2-2 Northern Prem
2018 Hednesford A 3-1 Northern Prem