Tadley Calleva 3 Bashley 0
Bashley, arriving fresh from a winning streak of four league games, surprised themselves and their spectators with a display that, considering their present form, was best described as disappointing. A strong Tadley Calleva attacked from the start and it took a brave save from Dan Kempson to stop them from taking an early lead.
The pitch, that on first sight appeared green and flat, hid the wear from earlier game and Bashley’s passing game was an early casualty. The Tadders, more aware of the conditions played a long ball game and took control.
Frustrated and niggled by slightly fussy refereeing Bashley’s contribution to the first half was one Sin Bin and two Yellow Cards. To add to their woes a long goal kick on the cusp of halftime reached the forward run of George Farrelly who swept Tadley into a deserved first half lead.
Little changed at the restart with the home side still in charge of proceedings and it was no surprise when ex-Bash favourite Clive Makoni revived memories of the past with a goal of some class.
Lewis Aimson came on for Tom Betts and after sixty minutes of play Bashley recorded their first shot in the direction of goal. Bashley added two more yellow cards to their collection whilst a confident Tadley enjoyed a game of head-tennis before Callum Sweeney nodded in their third goal.
Bashley emptied the bench but little changed until the 90th minute when Jack Martin the home goalkeeper made his first save of the game!
Not a match to remember and all praise to Tadley Calleva.
Bashley: Kempson, Betts, Smith, Thompson, Strickland, Morris, Ross, Bunce, Whiteley, Morgan, McGrath
Used Subs: Aimson, Webber, Cooper
Photo: Bashley’s busiest player, goalkeeper Dan Kempson