Bideford AFC
Sat 13 Apr 2024  ·  Division One South
Bideford AFC
Bideford AFC
M Buchan (29' Pen)
L Ross (11'), (52'), J Johnston (82')


Adam Barker14 Apr - 11:49
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Bideford’s poor run of form continued with a 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Bashley at the Sports Ground on Saturday.

Just two wins in 15 games have pretty much ended The Robins’ play-off hopes but a top half finish would still be seen as a step forward after two campaigns fighting against relegation.

Bashley opened the scoring in the 11th minute when Max Wilcock played a dangerous ball across the box where Adam Seedhouse Evans made a really good save to deny Edward Hodge but Lewis Ross was on hand to bury the rebound.

Bideford almost levelled with a great low strike from Finn Roberts which came back off the base of the post. However the equaliser did come just four minutes later.

Mattie Buchan raced away and into the box where he was taken down from behind for a penalty. Buchan stepped up to take the kick himself sending Ross Casey the wrong way from 12 yards.

The visitors threatened again in the 37th minute with Charlie Wooding’s angled shot being comfortably saved by Seedhouse Evans.

There was a great chance for Bideford to take the lead early in the second half when Roberts sent a ball forward into the box which Buchan brought down and laid off for Alex Moyse but Moyse was unable to keep his shot down.

Barely a minute later Wilcock missed a glorious chance for Bashley as he raced into the box, cut inside but pulled his shot just wide of the near post.

Bideford were not so lucky in the 52nd minute as Luke Delaney teed up Ross to fire a great shot into the bottom corner from 20 yards out.

The visitors began to dominate after re-taking the lead with Sam Steel and Callum Baughan both going close before a third goal did arrive. Wilcock flicked on a goal kick for Jamie Johnston to latch onto and the substitute had all the time in the world to pick his spot and fire past Seedhouse Evans.

It could have been four deep into injury time as Wilcock’s well directed header from a Ross cross came back off the crossbar.

Bideford: Seedhouse Evans, Mitchell, Mayne, Slough, Roberts, Hill (Ewing 77), Moyse, Reay, Webber, Turner (Taylor 70), Buchan. Subs not used: Byrne, Heeney.

Bideford: Buchan 29 pen
Bashley: Ross 11, 52, Johnston 82

Attendance: 217

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