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Basingstoke Town
Paulton Rovers F C Limited
Tue 11 Sep 19:45 - Cup Full time

Basingstoke Town 2-0 Paulton Rovers

Rovers denied FA Cup Victory by Goalkeeping Masterclass.

Match Report by Tony Walsh

Paulton came to rue a 45th minute penalty miss as Basingstoke won with two second half goals.

Charlie Kennedy fired over for the home side with Ben Prictor making his Rovers debut having a shot blocked.

Ryan Gay beat the offside trap and his effort was turned for a corner by Dragons keeper Colm McAdden then he was alert again as Joe Hillard tested him at his near post.

With half time approaching Jamie Laird was pushed after Dale Evans's corner but the resulting Ben Withey spot kick was well saved by McAdden.

Town came out more determined and Sam Smart's deflected shot was held by Paulton keeper Rob Brown.

McAdden again saved from first Withey then Gay before a lose ball was picked up by Zidan Akers who ran on and hit a fierce shot which took a wicked deflection to loop over Brown to give the hosts the lead.

As Rovers pushed for an equaliser another misplaced pass was fastened onto by sub Jack McKnight and Sam Deadman was on hand to turn the ball home.

Brown made a late save from George Bennett leaving Paulton disappointed with that penalty miss.


Star man of the match Colm McAdden (Basingstoke Town)

The FA Respect: We Only Do Positive

Team selection

Brown, Rob Brown, Rob
Hillard, Joe Hillard, Joe
Davies , Kevin Davies , Kevin
 Prictor , Ben Prictor , Ben
Laird, Jamie Laird, Jamie
Harvey, Camen Harvey, Camen
Withey , Ben Withey , Ben
Evans, Dale Evans, Dale
Malpas , Jay Malpas , Jay
Gay, Ryan Gay, Ryan
Tippins, Mitch Tippins, Mitch

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