Well yesterday saw the latest pre-season friendly take place, this time tucked away in the middle of the New Forest, as Stoke took on Bashley FC.
With defensive players Dean Stow & Adam Everiss absent from the game and despite a few half-chances that we yet again failed to put away, it was Bashley who took the lead and led 1-0 at halftime.
The second-half saw Stoke come out and again try to break down a resolute home defence, but it was Bashley who struck again doubling their lead. In truth Bashley had chances to add to their 2-0 lead but good saves by today’s keepers kept the score-line down.
Final Score: Bashley FC 2 – 0 Basingstoke Town
Minor Match Report by Martin French..