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FULL-TIME - Bromley 1 Basingstoke Town 2

That's a massive win for Town - and it's probably deserved over the course of the game. Mighty nervy at the end though.

It's not such good news for Reading, who lost 2-1 at Stoke. Cameron Jerome got the hosts' second before Adrian Mariappa pulled one back for the Royals.

See The Monday Gazette for full reports and reaction from all of today's games.


Max Noble fires in a shot that hits Rob Rice. Bromley appeal frantically for a penalty but there's nothing doing.


YELLOW CARD - Manny Williams - Basingstoke Town

Williams is booked for time-wasting.


YELLOW CARD - Wes Daly - Basingstoke Town

The most tactical of fouls there from Daly and he takes the booking.


That's another decent save from Joe Welch, who stands up well when Tim Sills is played through.

Bromley are really going for it now and they have three minutes of stoppage time to complete the comeback.


Another chance for Bromley as a cross comes in from the right - but Louie Theophanous can only head wide.


Shaun McAuley is through and should seal the game - but Joe Welch saves with his legs.

The 'keeper then has to beat away a powerful effort from Manny Williams.


Elsewhere, rather amazingly, London Irish have beaten Saracens 29-16.


It's all Bromley now and Town are relieved to see a near post header from a corner fly over.


SUBSTITUTION - Basingstoke Town - Tim Sills on for Delano Sam-Yorke



Good work down the left by Max Noble and his shot is inches away from levelling the game - the ball smacking against the far post.


Another great chance for the hosts.

Pierre Joseph-Dubois goes on a mazy run into the area, with only a good challenge from Jay Gasson denying him.

The resulting corner is headed goalwards by Moses Swaibu and Louie Theophanous attempts to redirect the ball from close range - but Ashley Bayes does well to save.


That should have been the equaliser. Elliot Buchanan does well down the right and pulls the ball across the face of goal. It looks like a tap in for Max Noble at the far post but he is stretching and can only divert the ball wide.


Town almost find an instant response as good work from Manny Williams and Delano Sam-Yorke leads to a chance for Shaun McAuley, whose effort flies over.


GOAL - Bromley 1 Basingstoke Town 2 - Danny Waldren (pen) (72 min)

That's game on. Jay Gasson is penalised for handball and Waldren blasts the penalty down the middle to reduce the deficit to a single goal.


Delano Sam-Yorke is brought down right on the edge of the area but Jordace Holder-Spooner blasts the free-kick way over.


Delano Sam-Yorke beats three men on a powerful run down the right - but goalkeeper Joe Welch does well diving at his feet and makes the save.


Close to a third for Town there. Matt Warner crosses from deep and Delano Sam-Yorke gets up above the goalkeeper - but he can only head wide under pressure.


Reading have gone behind at Stoke - Robert Huth with the opening goal of the game.


Bromley are having a decent spell and a cross from the right flies right across the Town goal - but nobody is able to get a touch.


SUBSTITUTION - Basingstoke Town - Jordace Holder-Spooner on for Simon Dunn

Dunn is obviously feeling the ill-effects from his earlier knock and has to be replaced.


Shaun McAuley is given time and space to shoot from 25 yards. It's a decent hit but straight at home goalkeeper Joe Welch.


Ross Adams update. The big centre-back has been taken to hospital in an ambulance. Fingers crossed for him but it could be season over.


Bromley force the first corner of the second-half but Town get it away and break through Shaun McAuley. Sadly, his pass forces Manny Williams wide and his attempted cross clears the stand behind the goal.



Town get the second period under way.


SUBSTITUTION - Bromley - Elliot Buchanan on for Ian Daly

The hosts throw on a second striker before the start of the second-half.


The teams emerge for the second-half. Play was stopped for seven minutes because of the injury to Ross Adams.


Elsewhere, Matt Horne got the only try of the second-half as Basingstoke RFC beat Dover 22-0. Could be a crucial bonus point dropped.

Reading went into half-time goalless away at Stoke, while London Irish are holding Saracens 9-9 at the halfway stage of their game.




HALF-TIME - Bromley 0 Basingstoke Town 2

The injury to Ross Adams apart, that's a great first-half for Town. Two goals from the outstanding Simon Dunn and it's no more than they deserve.

Now it's just a case of going on to finish the job, which they weren't able to do on Tuesday.


Bromley create a decent chance down the right, a low ball in leading to a scramble - but Town smuggle it clear.


GOAL - Bromley 0 Basingstoke Town 2 - Simon Dunn (45 min)

A great team move ends with Manny Williams playing in Dunn and he finishes with style to claim his second goal of the game.


SUBSTITUTION - Bromley - Max Noble on for Aaron Rhule


Delano Sam-Yorke wins the ball on halfway and Town break with purpose, but the move peters out when Manny Williams fails to find Simon Dunn with a pass.


That's a tight offside call against Shaun McAuley, who would have been clean through. He may just have been in line.


Moses Swaibu is back on and another Delano Sam-Yorke run causes problems, but he just over-runs the ball and ends up being penalised for a foul.


Half-hearted appeals for a penalty as Delano Sam-Yorke goes down at the end of a strong run - but he went down easily.

Bromley defender Moses Swaibu remains down though, recieving treatment.


SUBSTITUTION - Basingstoke Town - Nathan Smart on for Ross Adams


Ross Adams is carried off on a stretcher. Nathan Smart will replace him, with Rob Rice moving across to centre-back.

Adams looked in agony as he was carried off, with his left leg in a splint.



Ross Adams is still down on the edge of the penalty area, being treated by members of the St John's Ambulance and both physios. It's a horrible scene.


Ross Adams makes a good block to stop Ian Daly getting a clear shot away - but he falls awkwardly.

His knee seemed to twist and it looks bad, with players from both sides immediately calling the physio on.


YELLOW CARD - Sanchez Ming - Bromley

Ming is being given a torrid time by Simon Dunn and he is booked for a late challenge on the youngster.


That's good play from Manny Williams to control a long ball forward just before it went out for a corner. His pull-back is well cut out but the resulting corner leads to a spell of pressure.

The ball drops to Jay Gasson on the penalty spot but he chooses to pass rather than shoot and the chance goes.


Ashley Bayes got away with one there. He came miles in an attempt to deal with a free-kick and ended up punching away at chest height.


Panic over. Simon Dunn is back on. He's been excellent so far.


Simon Dunn is down injured and recieving treatment. It would be a massive blow if Town were to lose him.


That looked dangerous for a moment but Rob Rice showed good pace to prevent Louie Theophanous getting on the end of a ball through.


The ball breaks to Simon Dunn on the edge of the area but he is off balance and fires well wide.


That's Bromley's first effort of the match, Ali Fuseini firing wide from distance. It had Ashley Bayes a little concerned mind.


Simon Dunn is fouled down the left and that's a great ball in from Wes Daly - but a good defensive header prevents a Town player getting on the end of it.

The resulting corner also causes problems, Bromley smuggling it behind, while the spell of pressure ends with Jay Gasson heading over.


YELLOW CARD - Jay Gasson - Basingstoke Town

An obvious yellow card as Gasson trips Ian Daly on halfway with Bromley looking to break.


Town are well on top, looking dangerous down both flanks.


GOAL - Bromley 0 Basingstoke Town 1 - Simon Dunn (4 min)

Town have started brightly and get an early reward.

Shaun McAuley shows good skill down the right before flicking the ball to Dunn and he has time to take a touch before firing home. The goalkeeper got a hand to it but was unable to keep the shot out.


Town have the first attack of the match but it ends with a wayward shot from Simon Dunn.



Bromley get the game under way.


'Stoke lead hosts Dover 15-0 at half-time.


Not sure what you've got against Manny Williams. He was excellent on Tuesday.


The teams emerge from the tunnel ahead of kick-off.




Freddie Gleadowe just got a second try for 'Stoke, making the score 15-0 down the road in Dover.


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Also kicking-off at 3pm are Reading, who face the daunting prospect of travelling to Stoke City today. I'll keep you up to date with how they're getting on.

Southampton do not start their game today until 5.30pm, when they host Manchester City.

London Irish are playing high-flying Saracens this afternoon, with kick-off at the Madejski Stadium at 3pm.


Basingstoke RFC kicked off their trip to Dover at 2.15pm. They're currently leading 8-0, with Freddie Gleadowe scoring the opening try of the match.


The teams retire to the changing rooms for their final preparations and team-talks.


The two sides are currently going through the final stages of their warm-up routines.

The pitch looks heavy, with several areas heavily sanded. Mistakes could be crucial.



Bromley: Welch, Ming, Patterson, Fuseini, Swaibu, Orome, Joseph-Dubois, Waldren, Theophanous, Daly, Rhule. Subs: Jones, Noble, Taiwo, Finn, Buchanan.

Basingstoke: Bayes, Rice, Warner, Adams, Gasson, Lake, Daly, McAuley, Williams, Sam-Yorke, Dunn. Subs: Sills, Smart, Holder-Spooner, Ogunbote, McDonnell.



There's just one change to the Town side that drew at Dorchester on Tuesday.

Ben Jefford has picked up a knock and is replaced by Matt Warner at left-back, but striker Tim Sills remains on the bench, with Delano Sam-Yorke and Manny Williams leading the line.


Good afternoon and welcome to live updates from this afternoon's Blue Square Bet South clash between Bromley and Basingstoke Town at Hayes Lane.


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