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MATCHDAY LIVE - Weston-super-Mare v Basingstoke Town
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- FULL-TIME - Weston-super-Mare 1 Basingstoke Town 0
- Weston take all three points thanks to Naby Diallo's goal on 74 minutes.
- Basingstoke Town travel to Weston-super-Mare in the Conference South (kick-off 3pm).
- Town named a starting 11 unchanged from Saturday's win over Eastleigh. Shaun McAuley on the bench.
- Have your say by using the comment box at the bottom of the page or #BTFC on Twitter.
Weston-super-Mare 1 Basingstoke Town 0
It was never going to last forever but Town will be disappointed to lose their unbeaten record.
They probably shaded the second half, but switched off from a free-kick and paid the price.
Now they must respond in the right way.
See Thursday's Gazette for a full report and reaction to today's game.
We're deep into stoppage time and Jay Gasson has been sent up front as Town search for an equaliser.
Brett Trowbridge - Weston-super-Mare
Naby Diallo - Weston-super-Mare
Weston break with only Nathan Smart back for Town, but they somehow mess it up, getting offside.
Manny Williams beats the offside trap down the right channel but his ball in towards Kezie Ibe is cut out by the goalkeeper.
SUBSTITUTION - Weston-super-Mare - Alec Fiddes on for Kane Ingram (87 mins)
SUBSTITUTION - Weston-super-Mare - Kayne McLaggon on for Tristan Plummer
SUBSTITUTION - Basingstoke Town - Nathan Smart on for Robbie Rice (85 mins)
An Adam Green corner causes chaos in the Weston six-yard box, but Town are unable to make the most of it.
Adam Green - Basingstoke Town
Green catches Ashley Kington late and earns himself a booking.
It's the first time Town have been behind this season. How will they react?
SUBSTITUTION - Basingstoke Town - Shaun McAuley on for Simon Dunn (76 mins)
Weston-super-Mare 1 Basingstoke Town 0 - Naby Diallo (74 mins)
Ross Adams is penalised for a foul on Tristan Plummer and Town fall asleep from the resulting free-kick, which is nudged sideways for Dayle Grubb to strike.
Louis Wells keeps the shot out but NABY DIALLO is quickest to the loose ball, bundling it home from close range.
That last chance followed a great break after a free-kick, with a lung-bursting run from Robbie Rice earning the corner.
Close for Town as Adam Green's corner reaches Jay Gasson at the back post. His header across goal is somehow smuggled away by the hosts.
Kane Ingram - Weston-super-Mare
Ingram is booked for dissent.
Good play by Manny Williams down the left and the ball breaks for him to shoot, but it's well wide.
That's Town's best chance yet, Robbie Rice arriving at the far post to meet a low cross. It takes a good block to prevent his sliding effort troubling the goalkeeper.
SUBSTITUTION - Basingstoke Town - Andrew Jenkinson on for Neil Barrett (65 mins)
Barrett has looked tired today and a lunging challenge he was a touch fortunate not to be booked for may have persuaded Jason Bristow it was time for a change.
It's Jenkinson's first chance to really show what he can do in the league.
I think it's fair to say that the first goal will be crucial today. Town don't look like getting it though. They have created very little so far. Can they work just one good chance?
That's the closest we have come to a goal so far. Weston right-back Martin Slocombe found himself in space on the edge of the area and while his shot was blocked, the ball broke for Tristan Plummer, who fired just over from a narrow angle.
That's a decent ball from Wes Daly, trying to loop it for Kezie Ibe to chase over the top. Weston goalkeeper Luke Purnell is out quickly to claim though.
Dale Grubb lets fly for the hosts from distance and Louis Wells palms the ball away at his near post but it unable to stop it going out for the corner.
The ball is swung in and Weston are penalised for a foul on the goalkeeper.
Seems like a similar pattern to the first half so far. Neither side has really stamped their authority on the game.
Kezie Ibe has Basingstoke's second shot of the game, curling an ambitious effort well wide from the right side of the area.
@JBoymanGazette really appreciate your updates, thanks! Hope we have a better second half #COYDragons #BTFC— @Emma_C_Lewis 26 August 2013
Weston get the second half under way.
The players are coming out ready for the second half.
Other Conference South half time scores:
Hayes and Yeading United 0 Eastbourne Borough 0
Havant and Waterlooville 0 Eastleigh 0
Staines Town 2 Boreham Wood 0
Tonbridge Angels 1 Chelmsford City 0
Concord Rangers 0 Sutton United 0
Gosport Borough 1 Dorchester Town 0
Bishops Stortford 0 Bromley 0
Ebbsfleet United 1 Maidenhead United 1
Whitehawk 0 Dover 1
Weston-super-Mare 0 Basingstoke Town 0
Both sides played some decent stuff during that half, but there was little or no goalmouth action.
The hosts certainly shaded it but Town defended soundly, restricting them to shots from distance.
Ollie Knowles - Weston-super-Mare
Knowles cynically tugs Kezie Ibe back and is duly booked.
Ashley Kington lets fly from the set-piece, forcing Louis Wells into a decent stop diving to his left. He would have been disappointed to let that in though.
Ross Adams - Basingstoke Town
A quick free-kick goes wrong and the tricky Naby Dially is running at the Town defence. He beats Ross Adams, who catches him, earning a yellow card and giving the hosts a dangerous free-kick.
That's Basingstoke's first shot on goal, Robbie Rice letting rip with his left foot from the edge of the area. It almost clears the stand.
Kane Ingram fires a low shot at goal from just outside the area but it's well wide of Louis Wells' near post.
Town seem to be trying to press Weston higher up the field now, stopping them from playing out so easily.
Kane Ingram seems okay to continue and we are back under way.
Weston's Kane Ingram is down after a knock, giving the rest of the players a chance to take some water on board.
The movement of the Weston midfield five is very impressive, with a lot of interchanging. Town's central players are unsure who they should be picking up and there are always options out wide, dragging the visitors out of shape.
They may need to adopt more of a 4-2-3-1, with two of the strikers dropping off to help out.
A nice passing move earns Weston a corner. They always seem to have a player available to recieve the ball.
Town are losing the battle in midfield a bit. Weston's players look more lively, causing problems with their running both on and off the ball.
Ashley Kington lets fly from distance after a spell of Weston pressure. It's not too far over the crossbar either.
Wes Daly has made a good start to the game but the ball's just not sticking with the strikers. Town's best chances may come on the counter attack.
That's the first corner of the game, Simon Dunn's shot being blocked after a decent move.
Town seem to be comfortable allowing Weston to play the ball around at the back. However, the defenders do seem capable of playing decent passes into midfield.
3:02pm Mon 26 Aug 13
I see no reason why we can't win this game and pick up 12 points from 4 games a win today and i really am possibly gonna start thinking a promotion charge is on
Town have their first little spell of pressure, with Manny Williams wriggling away from a couple of challenges in the area. However, it comes to an end when Kezie Ibe is penalised for a high foot.
Both sides are looking to pass the ball early on. Neither side has really been able to get on top so far.
As they have in their previous three games, Town have lined up in a 4-3-3 formation. Weston are playing 4-5-1, with Naby Diallo looking to provide the link between midfield and attack.
That's a good move down the Weston left, leading for a shooting chance for Tristan Plummer, but he fails to unduly trouble Louis Wells at his near post.
There's been a change on the Town bench. Nathan Campbell was injured in the warm-up, so Marcus Johnson-Schuster has taken his place among the substitutes.
Town get the game started. They are shooting towards the big terrace here in the first half.
Town are playing in blue, with Weston decked out all in white.
The teams make their way onto the field of play.
Having said that, nothing about this place suited them last year. They trailed 3-0 after 20 minutes and went on to lose 5-2 - a real low point in Jason Bristow's short managerial career.
It's a lovely afternoon in Somerset, just right for sitting on the nearby beach. The pitch looks in good nick as well, which should suit Town.
Weston-super-Mare: Purnell, Slocombe, Monks, Kington, J Laird, Knowles, Diallo, Trowbridge, Plummer, Ingram, Grubb. Subs: Hemmings, B Laird, Ash, Fiddes, McLaggon.
Basingstoke Town: Wells, Rice, Green, Barrett, Gasson, Adams, Daly, Dunn, Matthews, Williams, Ibe. Subs: Smart, McAuley, Campbell, Jenkinson, McDonnell.
Weston away.tomorrow! Lets make it 4 outta 4!! COME ON YOU STOKE! #btfc— @AdamTippen 26 August 2013
Let's make it 4 out of 4 today town! Wsm away! Lets go! #BTFC— @TMooresy 26 August 2013
It was a tough test at home to Eastleigh on Saturday. Weston is a very tough place to go and get a result so a very big test today #btfc— @StokieDragon 26 August 2013
Having got to the press box, it seems I was doing the hosts a disservice. I'm plugged in, so we should be good to go for 90 minutes.
I'm currently working from the Weston clubhouse, as I'm not sure they'll be power in the press box. As a result, I may run out of juice late on in the game. Keep your fingers crossed!
I'm informed it's an unchanged starting 11 for Town. There is one change on the bench though, Shaun McAuley recovering from a hamstring problem to take his place, replacing Marcus Johnson-Schuster.
While you're waiting for the match to start, check out these video highlights of the win over Eastleigh on Saturday. A really good victory for Town.
Video courtesy of Youtube/Jamie Graham.
Good afternoon and welcome to live coverage of this afternoon's Conference South match between Weston-super-Mare and Basingstoke Town at Woodspring Park.
Town will be looking to maintain their 100 per cent start to the season, having beaten Concord Rangers, Gosport Borough and Eastleigh in their opening three games.
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