Tangerine Town fall to defeat in their first game of Hampshire week
A Mike Taylor goal not enough as Town succumb to a twin strike at a wintry Basingstoke
Basingstoke Town 2 v 1 Stratford Town
Smart 42, Wright 79 Taylor 52
The Tangerine Town made their first trip to Hampshire of the week to a chilly and windy Camrose Stadium but despite a Mike Taylor goal and a spirited effort came away empty handed due to goals from Basingstoke’s Sam Smart and an excellent free kick from substitute Ben Wright. These two goals were good enough to secure all 3 points for the hosts and in doing so leap frog Stratford in the Southern Premier League table.
Town’s next stop on their Hampshire week is to basement club Gosport Borough on Saturday seeking some reward for another long road trip.
Town Man of the Match: Loyiso Recci for another solid and mature defensive performance at the heart of the defence
Referee – Shelby Elson
Assistant Referees – Derrick Lane & Alex Mathieson
Stratford Yellow Cards – None "A Clean sheet!"
Basingstoke Yellow Cards – Atkinson, Kennedy & Wohlfiel
Attendance – 194
Match Stats by Rod "Uber Statto" Abrahams
| Stratford|| || Basingstoke|
| 9||Goal Attempts|| 12|
| 5||On Target|| 5|
| 0||Blocked Shots|| 3|
| 0||Hit Woodwork|| 0|
| 0||Corners Won|| 3|
| 7||Crosses into Box|| 8|
| 9||Fouls Conceded|| 11|
| 4||Off Side|| 4|
| 0||Yellow Cards|| 3|
| 0||Red Cards|| 0|