Allsorts of trouble from Bassett!!
Visitors gain first away victory
Following back to back wins in the league Lydney were unrecognisable against a Royal Wootton Bassett side still looking for an away win.
With Tom Baldwin and Jake Morgan unavailable, youngster Will Humphreys was handed a start, Rutter and Warren continued in the middle of a back four, while Keelan Hamblett came in for the injured Matty Board in midfield. Morley-Lyne and Thompson provided the goal threat.
The game started at a blistering pace, both sides trading chances and having a fair share of the ball.
The damage was done in the first period following some poor defending from Lydney. A simple switch of play enabled Brad Pagliaroli to score with ease on 30 minutes. With their confidence up, Bassett scored again 6 minutes later. Another break down the left side saw the ball pass everyone as it sailed across the face of goal. Town keeper Dibble attempted to claim but fell short and Matt Bennett was on hand to side foot home.
Lydney failed to test visiting stand in keeper Kevin Sawyer even though he looked a little uncertain dealing with the basics during the first half.
The second period took a familiar pattern to the first. Bassett attacked from the whistle and would have added a 3rd but Dibble made a superb stop from Bennett from point blank range. The keeper denied the same player again 5 minutes later, tipping his shot over the top. Bassett striker Bohane was next to try his luck but saw a shot come back off the post. The visitors were dominant at this stage and could well have had 5 by now.
In response Town had very little, if anything to offer and Bassett's first away of the season must have come as a major surprise. Sam Wines replaced Hamblett for the last half hour but was unable to prevent his side being penned in their own half.
Lydney have the opportunity to put things right on Saturday when they travel to struggling Shrivenham. The performance will have to be dramatically improved from this showing as even sides down the bottom can cause problems. This is one to forget about and Lydney are more than capable of getting back on track at the first attempt.