LiveAS IT HAPPENED - Basingstoke Town 0 Hemel Hempstead Town 1

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Summary

  • Final Score : Basingstoke Town 0 Hemel Hempstead Town 1
  • Hemel take the lead at the end of the first-half thanks to Jordan Parkes.
  • The home side are unable to find way back after the break, so lose their opening league game of the season.

4:58pm

Basingstoke Town 0 Hemel Hempstead 1

Parkes scored the winner right at the end of the first-half and Hemel deserved the win. Basingstoke have plenty to think about ahead of Tuesday's game with Bath. Join John Boyman for this game.

4:55pm

90 - Owusu finds Bird wide and his cross in is headed into the arms of Walker by Macklin.

4:54pm

89 - Williams booked for a foul, but Parkes lucky not to receive a second yellow for getting right into his face.

4:49pm

86 - Final change for Hemel Mackey off Simmonds on.

4:46pm

83 - Owusu wins a free-kick 30-yards out and Bird fires it just wide of the upright.

4:42pm

80 - Parkes is booked for blocking a throw-in being taken.

4:40pm

Williams has a shot into the gut of Walker as the Dragons have a spring in their step now.

4:39pm

73 - Last throw of the dice double change Macklin and Owusu for Flood and Enver-Marum.

4:36pm

72 - Hutton tests Henly with a low shot he does well to push away. Hemel look the more likely to score at the moment.

4:33pm

70 - Parkes has a shot and Henly takes at the second attempt. The game being played all in midfield and Walker has yet to make a real save in the Hemel net.

4:29pm

65 - Hemel's second change Oli off for Oliver Hawkins.

4:28pm

65 - Enver-Marum receives the first caution after he throws the ball down after a decision goes against him.

4:26pm

62 - Town win a corner after good play between Bird and Soares on the left flank, but the corner is cleared.

4:22pm

57 - Basingstoke make a chenge as Jenkinson is replaced by Soares to try an get some bite into the midfield.

4:20pm

55 - Parkes fires just wide

4:16pm

51 - A great cross from Asafu-Adjaye sees Oli head wide - if he had hit the target it was 2-0. Another great move from Hemel.

4:14pm

50 - First Basingstoke corner as Murphy heads the ball out and Bird's flag kick is pushed away.

4:11pm

48 - Oliver Thorne heads over from Talbot's free-kick as Hemel have the first chance after the break.

3:54pm

A very nervous start by both sides and Basingstoke started to look good only for Hemel to have a good spell and the very lively Parkes getting the goal. Still 45 minutes to go and hope the Dragons come roaring back.

3:53pm

Basingstoke Town 0 Hemel Hempstead 1

3:52pm

45 +1 - Basingstoke Town 0 Hemel Hempstead 1 ( Jordan Parkes)

JORDAN PARKES scores with a lovely free-kick from 25 yards out from the left hand edge.

This ended a good spell of pressure from Hemel.

 

3:46pm

42 - Great chance for Hemel as Henly produces a super double save. Asafu-Adjaye's low shot is pushed away and Henly saves the rebound from close range from Mackey.

3:44pm

40 - Best chance of the game as Talbot's pass finds Murphy, but his shot is saved from the edge of the area. A good spell for Hemel at the moment.

3:41pm

34 - Bird free-kick goes right across the box. More of a contest now and the pace has increased.

3:37pm

31 - Jordan Parkes plays for a free-kick against Bird and from it 30 yards out Daniel Talbot fires over the stand.

3:33pm

30 - Nice touch from Flood finds Smart on the right, but he blasts over.

3:31pm

26 - Hemel make a change as Hutton replaces Toomey who took a knock in the fourth minute.

3:29pm

Hemel having more of the ball, but can't find any end product. Forcing the home side to launch to the long ball.

3:27pm

23 - Enver-Marum bursts into the box and then trips over the ball.

3:23pm

18 - Both sides finding it hard to carve out chances

3:15pm

Even so far in this contest.

3:15pm

11 - Enver-Marum a great run and fires into side netting.

3:12pm

8 -McAuley forces a save low from the Hemel goalkeeper.

3:07pm

2 - Hemel have the first corner which is taken short and cleared.

3:03pm

We are underway Town kicking towards the club house end

3:01pm

Last season every game I watched saw four goals so I am going for a 3-1 win to Basingstoke Town today and the teams are now out on the pitch.

3:00pm

Team news Basingstoke are forced into a late change as Nick Bignall is injured in warm-up so Chris Flood comes in.

Rob Rice returns to back four and new Reading goalie Jonathan Henly makes his debut.

Former Town captain Wes Daly is on the bench for Hemel.

Basingstoke Town line-up as follows Henly, Smart, Bird, Jenkinson, Gasson, Rice, Dunn, McAuley, Enver-Marum, Flood, Williams. Subs: Ray, Soares, Macklin, Owusu, Argent.

Hemel line-up as follows Walker, Asafu-Adjaye, Connolly, Parkes, Murphy, Allen, Talbot, Thorne, Oli, Mackey, Toomey. Subs: Simmonds, Hawkins, Daly, May, Hutton.

2:52pm

Nice and sunny here and the team's are warming up as Hemel now have their kit.

2:33pm

Good afternoon from The Soccer AM Stadium for the league opener between Basingstoke Town v Hemel Hempstead.

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