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MATCHDAY LIVE - Basingstoke Town v Hayes and Yeading United
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- FULL-TIME - Basingstoke Town 0 Hayes and Yeading United 1
- Town suffer a third straight defeat.
- Substitute and former Town player Kelvin Bossman scores the winner for Hayes on 72 minutes.
- Have your say by using the comment box below or #BTFC on Twitter.
That's all for today everyone. Hope you enjoyed it despite the result.
There was a bit of confusion over the Hayes scorer as he was wearing the wrong shirt - but I can now confirm it was former Town loanee Kelvin Bossman.
Keep your eye on the Gazette website as I'll be putting a report online on Monday, while there is another game on Tuesday night, Town travelling to US Portsmouth in the Hampshire Senior Cup.
I'm hoping to cover the game live but I may be hampered by facilities down there.
Jason Bristow: "I do not think you can fault anyone today. The players responded in the right way and the intensity was top drawer from the first whistle.
"All the performance lacked was a goal or two and we didn't really test the goalkeeper. We had opportunities but did not turn them into chances but we have to keep believing in what we are doing.
"We feel we are heading in the right direction and today's performance has to be our benchmark from now on. I still believe we have a good season ahead of us if we keep doing the right things."
Basingstoke Town manager Jason Bristow clearly thinks his side should have been awarded a penalty when Kezie Ibe seemed to be pulled back in the first half (see update at 3.28pm).
"100 per cent that should have been a penalty," Bristow said. "There is no way the referee cannot give that and it would have been a red card as well.
"Kezie has pinned the defender as every good striker should do. To not award a penalty when he has been pulled and thrown around like that, almost on the goal-line, is an inexplicable decision really."
Basingstoke Town 0 Hayes and Yeading United 1
A classic away performance from the visitors. Town had more of the ball but failed to trouble the Hayes goalkeeper, while the visitors created the better chances and eventually took one of them.
Reaction to follow.
Into the last minute of the added five.
Full-time in Lancashire and Reading have lost 2-1 at Burnley.
There will be at least five minutes of stoppage-time for Town to find an equaliser.
That was almost a chance but Manny Williams just failed to control Matt Partridge's pass. He would have been clean through.
Robbie Matthews chests the ball down for Shaun McAuley but his volley from 25 yards dribbles wide.
All over at the Madejski and London Irish have beaten Harlequins 18-13.
We're into the last five minutes here. Can Town find an equaliser? They've struggled in the final third so far this afternoon.
It's all over in Bury St Edmunds and Basingstoke RFC have lost 25-10, the hosts adding a late penalty to complete the scoring.
London Irish now lead Harlequins 18-13, Danny Care pulling a try back for the visitors.
At Burnley, Reading now trail 2-1. Sam Vokes doubled the hosts' lead before Reading pulled one back with an own-goal.
The ball breaks for Matt Partridge in the area and it's another good block to stop his shot troubling the Hayes goalkeeper.
SUBSTITUTION - Basingstoke Town - Robbie Matthews on for Kezie Ibe (80 min)
SUBSTITUTION - Hayes and Yeading United - James Warrington on for Jake Reid (78 min)
Basingstoke Town 0 Hayes and Yeading United 1 - Kelvin Bossman (72 min)
That's harsh on Town - but they needed to make their dominance count.
It's actually Hayes defender Charlie Wassmer who created that with a jinking run in the area. He looked set to score before a fine last-ditch tackle from Adam Green stopped him - but the ball broke to substitute Jeffrey Mitchell and he fired home from close range.
Ignore my earlier post, according to Hayes officials the substitute is Jeffrey Mitchell. He looks a lot like Kelvin Bossman though.
Matt Partridge - Basingstoke Town
Partridge trips Tom Bird and is booked.
In the rugby, Bury St Edmunds have scored a second try and lead Basingstoke 22-10, while Alex Lewington's try means London Irish lead Harlequins 18-6.
Wes Daly - Basingstoke Town
Daly pulls his man back and goes into the referee's book.
Town are still dominating possession but they cannot break the visitors down. That's a prime example and Kezie Ibe tries an intricate little pass to Manny Williams in the area and it's cut out.
A bit of action in the rugby matches. An Adam Davies means Basingstoke now trail Bury St Edmunds 15-10, while London Irish have scored a try through Blair Cowan and lead Harlequins 13-6.
That's a let off for the hosts. Jay Gasson fails to deal with a ball over the top and Jake Reid gets the ball with only Louis Wells to beat. However, the angle is against him and he fires well over.
SUBSTITUTION - Hayes and Yeading United - Kelvin Bossman on for Sebastian Schoburgh (62 min)
Luke Williams is given time to shoot inside the area. Louis Wells doesn't move and fortunately, it's well wide.
Sebastian Schoburgh - Hayes and Yeading United
Schoburgh is booked after catching Neil Barrett late in midfield.
Bury St Edmunds have just scored another try. They now lead Basingstoke 15-7.
Manny Williams pulls the ball back to Wes Daly on the edge of the area. It's a well struck shot but always rising.
A penalty has 'Stoke 10-7 behind at Bury St Edmunds.
Hayes get the second half started.
The players are back out ahead of the second half. Doesn't look like there will be any changes.
Not many goals in the first-half of the Premier League fixtures that started at 3pm. Man City beat Everton 3-1 earlier, while Liverpool lead Palace 3-0 and Newcastle are 2-0 up at Cardiff. The other games are goal-less.
Half-time at Turf Moor and Reading are losing 1-0 to hosts Burnley in the Championship.
Basingstoke Town 0 Hayes and Yeading United 0
A good first-half. Town were the better side but did not really trouble the Hayes goalkeeper, while the visitors created more chances on the break.
Kezie Ibe does well to swivel in the area but his shot is again blocked.
Half-time in both rugby matches. Basingstoke RFC and Bury St Edmunds are tied 7-7, while London Irish and Harlequins are locked at 6-6.
More space for Tom Bird on the left side of the area - but this time he shoots into the side netting.
Shaun McAuley - Basingstoke Town
McAuley is booked for impeding the Hayes goalkeeper as he attempted to clear.
Another penalty at the Madejski and Harlequins are level at 6-6.
Adam Green's free-kick reaches Jay Gasson at the far post and his low centre is just about gathered by the Hayes goalkeeper.
A cross comes in from the right and Louis Soares sets up Tom Bird on the left side of the Town area. His volley is parried up in the air by Louis Wells and Jay Gasson has to head behind from inside the six-yard box.
Shane Geraghty's second penalty of the afternoon has London Irish 6-3 ahead against Harlequins.
A good move leads to Adam Green shooting from just outside the area - but a defender sticks out a leg to make the block.
Town could do with a goal while they are on top.
That's an "extravagant fall" from Jay Gasson to earn Town a free-kick 25 yards from goal. He was pushed in the back but Luis Suarez would have been proud of the way he went down. Sadly it's all for nothing as Manny Williams' free-kick smashes into the wall.
Harlequins have levelled at London Irish. It's now 3-3.
Town seem to have a legitimate claim for a penalty there. Adam Green's cross seemed destined for the head of Kezie Ibe but he looked to be held by Adam Everitt. Referee Carl Brook waves the claims away.
Danny Ings has given Burnley the lead against Reading.
Wes Daly taps a free-kick to Adam Green. His low shot from 30 yards is not too far wide but Mikhael Jamiez-Ruiz just watches it roll past the post.
Town have been the better side so far.
Elsewhere, Basingstoke RFC are drawing 7-7 at Bury St Edmunds after taking an early lead through Freddie Gleadowe. London Irish are 3-0 up at home to Harlequins and it's still 0-0 between Burnley and Reading.
Louis Soares - Hayes and Yeading United
Soares goes down in the area - but there's no penalty and the Hayes man is shown a yellow card for diving.
Manny Williams is put through by Neil Barrett and it takes a fine challenge from Dean Inman to stop him getting a shot away.
Another shot from Shaun McAuley, forcing Mikhael Jamiez-Ruiz into a save, the Hayes goalkeeper holding on to the ball.
Shaun McAuley fires in a shot that is well blocked by Charlie Wassmer. It goes out for a corner - but the short routine is a bit of a waste.
HAYES HIT THE CROSSBAR
A cross comes in from the right and Jack Mills' header glances the crossbar on its way over. Louis Wells seemed to get a touch but the referee indicates a goal-kick.
A through-ball puts Jake Reid in behind the Town defence but his angled shot flies past the far post.
Almost the perfect start for the visitors. The game is seconds old when Neil Barrett is brought down and when Jay Gasson flicks the free-kick on, a Hayes defender almost slices the ball into his own net.
Town get the game under way.
Looks like Wes Daly lost the toss. The teams are switching ends, with the hosts defending the Town End in the first half. Fortunately, the sun has decided to go in.
Town are in their blue home kit with yellow socks. The visitors have red shirts, white shorts and red socks.
I suspect Town will line up in the same 4-3-1-2 formation they employed last week, with Shaun McAuley just behind the front two.
Here come the teams.
The sun has come out now. I suspect the side winning the toss will opt to shoot towards the Town End, making the oppostion goalkeeper face into the sun.
Elsewhere this afternoon, Basingstoke RFC are looking for their first win of the season at Bury St Edmunds, Reading FC are in action away at Championship leaders Burnley, while London Irish host Harlequins at the Madejski Stadium.
I'll try to keep you up to date with all three games as the afternoon progresses.
While typing the teams in, I noticed another couple of familiar names in the Hayes line-up.
Striker Kelvin Bossman had a loan spell at the Camrose from Reading under Frank Gray, while goalkeeper Mikhael Jamiez-Ruiz is another former Aldershot man. From Venezuela if memory serves me right.
Basingstoke Town: Wells, Rice, Green, Barrett, Gasson, Ray, Daly, Partridge, Ibe, M Williams, McAuley. Subs: Matthews, Adams, Smart, Jenkinson, McDonnell.
Hayes and Yeading United: Jamiez-Ruiz, Mills, Everitt, Soares, Wassmer, Inman, Schoburgh, Merrifield, Reid, L Williams, Bird. Subs: English, Warrington, Mitchell, Bossman, Cole.
Just one change to the Town side that lost 3-1 to Weston-super-Mare last weekend, Manny Williams coming in for Robbie Matthews up front. Simon Dunn and Jordace Holder-Spooner remain sidelined by injury, while Nathan Campbell in on loan at Kingstonian.
Hayes and Yeading feature a number of familiar names, not least former Football Icon runner-up Tom Bird, who is from Old Basing and played several games for Town a few years ago.
Elsewhere, defender Dean Inman played for Hampton and Richmond Borough for several seasons, Louis Soares used to turn out for Aldershot and Adam Everitt is a former Eastleigh player.
The players are out warming up on what is a very autumnal afternoon. Warm when the sun comes out but chilly when the clouds roll over. The pitch is still in great shape.
Good afternoon and welcome to live coverage from the Camrose, where Basingstoke Town host Hayes and Yeading United in the Conference South this afternoon.
Town have failed to win any of their last four games and have lost four of their last six. They remain eighth in the table but could do with a win today or their good start to the season will be all but wiped out.
Hayes have picked up in recent weeks and come into the game one place below the hosts.
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