Bashley U18s Leave it Late

Fleet 4 Bashley 4 (Bashley win 6-5 on penalties)
Hampshire FA Sunday U18’s Cup (Round Two)

After a 63-mile trip it took young Bash a while to settle and they were two goals down as the half drew to a close. Then, in the final two minutes remaining, Bashley made sure of a pleasant halftime with goals from Joe Pigott and Dam Eames.

The visitors then went ahead four minutes from the re-start thanks to a cracking goal from Harry Bailey only to see Fleet equalise from the spot a later to score again and take the lead. The game continued at pace and with a few minutes left Bashley brought on Barney Smith as a twin striker and the ploy paid off as Joe Pigott struck the equaliser in the 91st minute.

The game then went straight to penalties where a jubilant Bashley won 5-6. Penalty scorers for Bash: Jacob Miller, Billy Cooper, Adam Fidler, Joe Pigott, Harry Bailey and Barney Smith.

The third-round draw sees The Bashley U18’s traveling away to face Petersfield Town U18’s.

Photo: Joe Pigott, Team captain and scorer of two match-time goals and a penalty in the shoot-out.