MATCHNIGHT LIVE - Havant and Waterlooville v Basingstoke Town

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  • FULL-TIME - Havant and Waterlooville 1 Basingstoke Town 0
  • Town crash out of FA Trophy at the end of first round replay they dominate at Westleigh Park.
  • Sahr Kabba gets Havant winner with a fine individual effort on 11 minutes.
  • Wes Daly hits the crossbar for Town in the second half but Havant limp home and will face Whitehawk in the second round.
  • FA Trophy First Round replay at Westleigh Park after the sides drew 0-0 at the Camrose on Saturday.


That's all for tonight. Join me again at Chelmsford City on Saturday afternoon.


Town can consider themselves very unfortunate. They were the better side for most of the game but just lacked a cutting edge.

Reaction to follow.


Havant and Waterlooville 1 Basingstoke Town 0


That's another good chance for Havant's Oli. Ciardini found him with a low centre and he looked certain to score, but he shot too close to Wells, who blocked with his legs.

Town will have three minutes of injury-time to force extra-time.


Oli has another run at goal. This time he tries to lob Wells from distance but it's straight into the 'keeper's arms.


That's a dangerous ball in from Smart but Bevan does enough to get it away.


Eight minutes plus added time left. Starting to look like it might be one of those nights for Town.


Shaun McAuley's low cross has to be pushed to safety by Bevan in the home goal.

Havant go straight up the other end and Oli is through, but it's a weak shot, straight at Wells.


Steve Ramsey lets fly from distance but that's a long way wide.


Daly tries the same trick from another free-kick but that's sliced badly wide.


DOUBLE SUBSTITUTION - Basingstoke Town - Andrew Jenkinson and Jordace Holder-Spooner on for Simon Dunn and Robbie Matthews (74 min)


Manny Williams shoots from 20 yards but it's scuffed well wide.


DOUBLE SUBSTITUTION - Havant and Waterlooville - Ryan Woodford and Steve Ramsey on for Christian Nanetti and Sahr Kabba (69 min)


Good build-up play leads to a chance for Manny Williams, whose effort from the edge of the area is beaten away by Bevan.


Kabba gets the better of Nathan Smart down the left, cutting inside and firing an angled shot over the crossbar.


Another big chance for the visitors. Manny Williams crosses from the left and Simon Dunn is at the far post to knock the ball back across goal.

Neil Barrett is on the end of it but Bevan shows great reactions to keep the ball out from point-blank range.



Green knocks a free-kick to the side for Wes Daly to strike. It's a great effort frm 25 yards, destined for the top corner until Bevan gets a fingertip to it, doing just enough to push it onto the bar.

A great strike matched by a great save. 


Nic Ciardini - Havant and Waterlooville

Ciardini bundles Dunn over in midfield and gets a booking.


Dennis Oli gets in a shot from the edge of the area but it's easy for Wells in the Town goal.


More wastefulness from Town, Adam Green firing well wide when presented with a chance to shoot from 25 yards.


8:41pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Matt1991 says

Wishing i was there tonight to support the lads but duty calls and was working good 2nd half needed to get us back into the game not over yet boys COYD


SUBSTITUTION - Havant and Waterloovile - Jesse Kewley-Graham on for Scott Jones (49 min)

Jones had picked up a knock and had to be replaced.


Town kick the second half off. No changes for either side.


Town have actually done quite well, especially since going behind, but they are struggling to create anything against a well-organised Havant side. 

They haven't scored in five halves of football now. I fancy we might see Jordace Holder-Spooner fairly soon.


Havant and Waterlooville 1 Basingstoke Town 0


Christian Nanetti - Havant and Waterlooville

Nanetti earns a yellow for a mistimed tackle on Nathan Smart as the game ticks into one minute of added time at the end of the first half.

It's a good ball in from the free-kick but no Town player can get on the end of it and McAuley blasts a shot well over in the follow-up.


Nigel Atangana - Havant and Waterlooville

Atangana is booked for a cynical trip on Simon Dunn as he looked to break through.

Adam Green wastes the free-kick, blasting miles over.


Town are on top at the moment but they are lacking an end product.


A nice passing move leads to a shooting opportunity for Manny Williams. He gets plenty of power behind his shot but it flies well over.


That's better from Town. Barrett whips in a dangerous cross and Shaun McAuley, on the stretch can only divert it straight at the home 'keeper.


Havant go close again. Barrett is caught dawdling on the edge of the area and Nigel Atangana picks his pocket before smashing in a low shou that flashes past the far post.


That's a nice ball from Wes Daly to Simon Dunn but the youngster's shot from the edge of the area flies way over.


Neil Barrett - Basingstoke Town

Barrett goes into the book after a late challenge in midfield.


Almost a chance for a second, Wells just about collecting a ball over the top before an attacker got there.

Attche other end, Adam Green fires in a low shot from a free-kick but it's too close to Scott Bevan, who gathers at the second attempt.


Havant and Waterlooville 1 Basingstoke Town 0 - Sahr Kabba (11 min)

It's a great individual goal, but Town must be disappointed with their defending there.

SAHR KABBA picked the ball up 25 yards out bent nobody got close to him. He turned past one man before jinking his way into the area, beating at least two more men, and slipping the ball under Wells.


Nic Ciardini is allowed to run a long way from left-back, eventually requiring a block from Jay Gasson to stop him getting a shot on goal.

Nanetti has a go from distance but it's way over.


Scott Jones meets Christian Nanetti's ball in, but his header is straight at Town goalkeeper Louis Wells.


Not a lot has happened so far. The sides seem to be feeling each other out.


Havant get us up and under way.


The players are out. Kick-off is imminent.



The players have gone in to receive their final instructions. Not long to go now.


The players have gone in to receive their final instructions. Not long to go now.


The players are out warming up on what is a very cold night. The pitch looks in good shape though.



Havant and Waterlooville: Bevan, Newton, Ciardini, Ryan, Harris, Monteiro, Nanetti, Atangana, Oli, Kabba, Jones. Subs: Strugnell, Woodford, Kewley-Graham, Ramsey, Hutchinson.

Basingstoke Town: Wells, Smart, Green, Barrett, Gasson, Ray, Daly, McAuley, Matthews, Williams, Dunn. Subs: Jenkinson, Ibe, Holder-Spooner, Rice, McDonnell.




Just one change for Town, Robbie Matthews coming in for Kezie Ibe. Joe McDonnell replaces Ross Adams on the bench.

Havant name a totally unchanged starting 11.


The sides drew 0-0 at the Camrose on Saturday. The draw for the second round took place today and the winners tonight will travel to Whitehawk a week on Saturday.


Good evening and welcome to live text commentary from Westleigh Park, Havant, where Basingstoke Town are the visitors to Havant and Waterlooville in an FA Trophy First Round replay.

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8:41pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Matt1991 says...

Wishing i was there tonight to support the lads but duty calls and was working good 2nd half needed to get us back into the game not over yet boys COYD
Wishing i was there tonight to support the lads but duty calls and was working good 2nd half needed to get us back into the game not over yet boys COYD Matt1991

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