Around The League in 24 Hrs – 13th March 2019

Around the League in 24 Hrs – 13th March 2019
After Saturday’s win, we can take a look at the remaining three games in March.
Basingstoke Fixtures are;
2nd – Hendon AWAY – Hopes for something out of this? LOST NIL POINTS
9th – Swindon Supermarine HOME – We are at home and on our day, we can beat anyone and certainly Swindon Supermarine. WON 3 POINTS
16th – Dorchester Town AWAY – A huge six-pointer after last night’s result, where their new Manager has already turned around the Magpies fortunes. Their home record currently sits at W 3 D 5 L 9 which however is far from impressive!
23rd – Met Police HOME – Defensively we need to be at our best, but again more than winnable. Their away record is W 6 D 6 L 4.
30th – Wimborne Town AWAY – The Magpies home record is impressive W 10 D 3 L 4, so tough to pick-up anything, but we have nothing to lose. If we shut down Tobias Holmes, then who knows?
How many points do you think we get from these games?
Currently sits at 3 out of 6
Games in our league this week
As I write this article and with storm Gareth hitting the south of England on Tuesday, the expected four games in the league could well have been affected, with two of very specific interest to Basingstoke fans. Let’s take a closer look at how they went.
Off to watch Eastleigh vs Maidstone tonight and say hello to Jason Bristow and Jack McKnight.
Games in our league this week (Updated)
Well no surprise was the postponement of Frome Town’s home tie against relegation battlers Beaconsfield Town. The pitch down in Somerset is pretty awful whenever there is any real amount of rain. But just to note that entering the game Beaconsfield were on an awful run of 3 draws, 4 losses in their last 7 league games. Frome, had also lost their last four league games, including last Saturday’s loss at Staines Town.
The other important game in our league was our Saturday’s opponents Dorchester Town’s visit to Merthyr Town. With this game being on a 3G surface this game was expected to go ahead. Well went ahead for one team at least, as Dorchester put seven yes (7) past the Welsh Boys.
The Magpies took the lead on 8 minutes via a Luke Winsper goal and added a second via Thomas Blair on the stroke of halftime. There was little clue however what was to come from the second-half as Merthyr pulled one back on 61 minutes via an own goal. This goal seem to reignite the away team as Antonio Diaz got the first of his two goals on 66 mins, then in the final 10 minutes, Dorchester added a fourth on 80 mins (Noah Keats), a fifth on 83 mins (Diaz), a sixth on 86 mins (Keats) and a seventh on 90 mins by Benjamin Seymour.
The 7 – 1 thrashing sent Dorchester rocketing up five places in the table to 15th and will make our visit to Dorset very interesting this Saturday!!
This mean’t that Gosport Borough slipped into 20th and the final relegation spot.
Another game titled the Village game (Kings Langley vs Hartley Wintney), was clearly going to be lost to the weather. The Kings pitch has already caused numerous postponements due to the poor drainage down one side of the ground.
The last final game due to be held was however a humdinger as a decent Farnborough team travelled down to Wiltshire to take on 4th placed Salisbury. The Boro took the lead on 11 minutes behind striker Reggie Young, then extended their lead on 24 mins via Perry Coles. However, the Whites were not to suffer a second home defeat in four days, as they pulled a goal back on 41 min via forward Luke Hopper. The second-half saw the home side pull level on 55 mins via Darren Mullings and it was Darren Mullings who got the winner deep into injury-time (92 mins), that gave Salisbury the 3-2 win and move them above the Met Police into 3rd place.
Hampshire Snr Cup Semi-Final Draw
Ok it has been confirmed that our Hampshire Cup Semi-Final against SouthamptonU23’s will now take place on Tuesday 2nd April.
The semi-final draw is now confirmed as
Tues 2nd April Basingstoke Town vs Southampton U23’s
Tues 19th March Sholing vs Havant & Waterlooville
Once these matches have taken place, the venue for the final will be announced.
Evo-Stick South Premier Division South – Goal Scoring Chart
This table is from Evo-Stick Website, so assume it is accurate.
The current table looks like this,
Brandon Goodship – Weymouth 29
Tobias Holmes – Wimborne Town 29
Conor McDonagh – Swindon Supermarine 22
Andrew Neal – Taunton Town 20
Max Blackmore – Met Police 19
Jack Mazzone – Met Police 18
Dylan Kearney – Harrow Borough 18
Ricardo German – Hendon 17
Ian Traylor – Merthyr Town 17
Attendances In Our League
Ok since last week with no home game, we now sit in 8th place for the average at home attendances of 377 per home game. This week’s opponents Dorchester Town sit in 4th place with an average home attendance of 491.
Games To Keep An Eye On This Weekend
With us just outside the relegation places, but within two points of that bottom three, here are the other important games that can affect our position.
Frome Town (21st) Vs Taunton Town
Farnborough Vs Dorchester Town (15th)
Gosport Borough (20th) Vs Walton Casuals (18th)
Staines Town (RELE) Vs Hendon (19th) – Can Staines do us a favour again?
Swindon Supermarine Vs Beaconsfield Town (17th)
Tiverton Town (14th) Vs Salisbury