LiveAS IT HAPPENED - Basingstoke Town 0 Hemel Hempstead Town 1

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  • 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.


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.


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


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


86 - Final change for Hemel Mackey off Simmonds on.


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


55 - Parkes fires just wide


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.


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


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


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.


Basingstoke Town 0 Hemel Hempstead 1


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.



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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


18 - Both sides finding it hard to carve out chances


Even so far in this contest.


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


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


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


We are underway Town kicking towards the club house end


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.


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.


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


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


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