LIVE MATCHDAY - Basingstoke Town v Farnborough

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  • Score - Basingstoke Town 4 Farnborough 0
  • Kezie Ibe scores the the opening goal after six minutes. Manny Wiilliams doubles the advantage on 14 minutes. Shaun McAuley makes it 3-0 before half-time.
  • Soares adds a fourth just before the final whistle.


Video reaction to follow.

Town are next in action on Saturday so remember to return for updates.


Town 4 Farnborough 0

Town cruise to win, but Farnborough have a chance to avenge the defeat next Wednesday in the return.


GOAL - Town 4 Farnborough 0 - Louis Soares (91 min)

Great work by Ibe sets up Soares to slot in through the goalkeepers legs.



Ibe's shot is touched onto the crossbar after good work by Williams ans Soares.


Best chance of the half as Ibe sets himself to shoot and a great push over by Freeman denies him.


Laidler for a challenge on Daly on 82 minutes.


Farnborough make their final change as Bowers comes on for Hammond on 82 minutes.


Town make two changes Daly and Dunn on for Green and Holder-Spooner on 76 minutes.


Barrett header sees Freeman flap and it's hit the post and from the corner Ray heads onto the bar.


Both teams make changes as Louis Soares comes on for McAuley and Phil Page come son for Donnelly on 72 minutes.


Ibe has a shot deflected just wide from Williams' cross wide on the byline.


Town's Gasson great tackle to deny Tarpey a run on goal.


SUB Farnborough switch Morian for Harry Williams on 57 minutes.


Farnborough goalie Freeman is lucky to survive with just a yellow card as he handles outside the box as McAuley tries to lob him. From the free-kick the danger is cleared.


A good save from Freeman denies Holder-Spooner from close range after he is found by Jenkinson.


Second man in the book is Farnborough's Inns for a needless push on Williams.


Farnborough kick-off 


Town 3 Farnborough 0

Town had the better of the game early on and better finishing sees then lead by three goals, Farnborough came back strongly as the half ended. So still some more goals in this game.


Farnborough have a couple more chances in injury time. Inns fires over from the left. Soon after, Bennett twists and turns in the area and forces a corner. From this Tarpey's cross is dropped by Wells and comes off the knee of Rice and is cleared.


Farnborough's Hammond slips his man and sets Tarpey clear. He rounds the goalkeeper, but then slips as he shots and the ball goes well wide.


GOAL - Town 3 Farnborough 0 - Shaun McAuley (34 mins)

McAuley is given time to shot from 30 yards out and a deflection off Huggins leaves Freeman non chance in the Farnborough goal.


End to end stuff at the moment


Nice move ends with Laidler's shot into the stomach of Town goalie Wells.


First caution of the afternoon for Town's Adam Green for a clumsy challenge on Daniel Bennett.

The free-kick is touched harmless behind at the back post.


A free-kick some 30 yards out is woeful wasted by Donnelly.


GOAL - Town 2 Farnborough 0 - Manny Wiiliams (14 mins)

A great ball over from Barrett drops for Williams just inside the box and a lovely strike sends the ball across the goalie. The ball hits the inside of the post on its way into the net.



Town nearly score a second as Barrett's run and cross sees Williams sliding in, just fail to make contact.


GOAL - Town 1 Farnborough 0 - Ibe (6 Min)

Rob Rice chips the ball in from the right touch line and the goalkeeper Samuel Freeman can only flap at the ball which falls on the goal line for Kezie Ibe to touch in.


Basingstoke kick-off playing from right to left and kicking towards the clubhouse.


The teams are on the pitch and ready for action.


Teams line-up as follows

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

Farnborough: Freeman, Huggins, Treacher, Moran, Inns, Fearn, Bennett, Laidler, Donnelly, Hammond, Tarpey. Sub: Page, Bowers, Williams, Scriven.


Good afternoon from a nice sunny Camrose on Boxing Day.


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