Concord Rangers vs Basingstoke Town

National League South
October 4, 2014
Score: 2 - 3

Match Report

TEN-MAN Basingstoke stole all three points with a injury time winner which sent them into second place in the table, writes Jack Smith.

Concord led on two occasions and managed to squander the chance to win against a battle-hardened Town.

The hosts took the lead on 14 minutes with Steve Cawley who reacted quickest to a loose ball, smashing home from close range.

Liam Enver-Marum equalised against the run of play when he finished with a short pass into the bottom right.

The hosts got back on top and re-took the lead when Cawley made a stealthy run to the back post and timed it perfectly to receive the ball and prod it home past makeshift keeper Chris Flood – who replaced the injured Stuart Moore between the sticks at half time.

Basingstoke were down but not out and – as the Beachboys were looking for the killer blow – they scored another equaliser against the run of play when Enver-Marum doubled his tally, rising highest to head home at the back post.

Manny Williams then saw red for the visitors when he inexplicably spat in the face of Danny Glozier in a disgusting act of petulance.

And Tom Bird made himself the hero when he notched the winner for Basingstoke, ghosting in off the left and striking low past Aaron Lennox in front of a crowd of 216 at the Aspect Arena.


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