A game of two halves has never been a truer statement as Basingstoke battle back from three goals to nil to emphatically win 3-6 away at Slimbridge at the weekend.
Whilst we created chances in the first half; it was issues at the other end of the park where we created our own problems. Two very soft early goals and then a good hit from just outside the box allowed for our Gloucestershire hosts to enter at half time three goals to the good.
A rejuvenated Basingstoke side came out of the blocks of the second half. One tactical change saw McKoy Palmer enter the pitch and he found himself straight amongst the action. James Smith also made an entrance forced by Aiden Lewis’ injury (hamstring). Both subs combined to set up George Reid’s opener which gave our Basingstoke side playing in all yellow some real belief.
We did have to wait another 15 minutes for the second goal, where George Hallahan finished well from close range. It was then four goals in ten minutes as a double strike from McKoy Palmer interrupted by Hallahan’s second gave us a 5-3 scoreline with Dylan Ive finishing off the second half demolition in the injury time.
A quite remarkable game where that never say die attitude was truly tested. The supporters awarded Brad Wilson as the Man of the Match after being involved in most of the goals.
A first half to forget, but a second half that will live long in the memory of the travelling faithful.
- George Reid (54′)
George Hallahan (66′)
Mckoy Palmer (67′)
George Hallahan (72′)
Mckoy Palmer (75′)
Dylan Ive (90′)
- Southern League – South Division