LiveLIVE - AFC Totton v Basingstoke Town

First published in Sport Basingstoke Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Sports Reporter

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4:51pm

FULL-TIME - AFC Totton 3 Basingstoke Town 0

Town's terrible record in the FA Trophy goes on and they were well beaten by a lower league side today. Bad times at the Camrose.

See The Monday Gazette for a full report and all of the reaction.

4:48pm

Jordace Holder-Spooner takes the ball down well on the edge of the area but his shot on the turn goes harmlessly wide.

4:48pm

SUBSTITUTION - AFC Totton - Luke Roberts on for Dave Allen

4:46pm

YELLOW CARD - Basingstoke Town - Stuart Lake

A drop-ball is contested and there is a spot of handbags between Lake and James Coutts, resulting in a stupid booking for the Town man.

4:43pm

Jordace Holder-Spooner's corner is met by Stefan Brown but he is unable to direct his header either side of the home goalkeeper.

4:41pm

Michael Gosney jinks his way into a shooting position but fires well wide. Totton are in total control and it's sad to watch.

4:38pm

 
You don't want to know.

4:36pm

Town are huffing and puffing but they do not look like getting a goal back.

4:28pm

Good work down the left from Jordace Holder-Spooner but Stefan Brown can only head the resulting cross wide.

4:24pm

RED CARD - AFC Totton - Ross Bottomley

Callum McNish goes on a mazy run, which ends with a trip from Bottomley. It's a free-kick but a very soft second yellow card for the home defender.

Wes Daly's low free-kick is straight at the home goalkeeper.

4:24pm

A free-kick from deep finds Town's Jay Gasson in the Totton area and he nods the ball down for Delano Sam-Yorke. He takes a touch but is unable to get his effort on target.

4:23pm

Shambolic defending from the visitors allows Richard Gillespie to pull the ball back for James Coutts. Fortunately his low shot is straight at Ashley Bayes.

4:17pm

GOAL - AFC Totton 3 Basingstoke Town 0 (Dave Allen 60min)

That's game over - and this is turning into another poor afternoon for Basingstoke.

Matt Warner is caught napping by Jonathan Davies and while the left-back manages to get back, Davies makes space for himself to scoop the ball in for an unmarked Dave Allen to head home.

4:16pm

Chances at either end as Richard Gillespie heads over, while Stefan Brown can only fire over from the penalty spot for Town. He had time and space and probably should have done better.

4:14pm

Town seem shell-shocked and should be three down.

First Richard Gillespie dwells on the ball in a good position, allowing Robert Rice to nick the ball away from him.

Then Totton really should have made the game safe. Michael Gosney did well down the left before finding Dave Allen at the near post. The big front-man should score but guides the ball wide of the near post.

4:08pm

GOAL - AFC Totton 2 Basingstoke Town 0 - James Coutts (50 min)

Town now have a mountain to climb. Mike Gosney's cross from the left should be cleared by Matt Warner but his acrobatic attempt to get the ball away ends in disaster, James Coutts getting time and space to drive in an angled shot from the right side of the area.

4:08pm

That's a lovely passing move involving Stefan Brown and Jordace Holder-Spooner donw the left. The ball is fed to Callum McNish, who opts to shoot wide rather than feed Delano Sam-Yorke, who would have had a clear run on goal.

4:04pm

That's an important challenge from Jay Gasson to deny Michael Gosney a clear run on goal.

4:02pm

KICK-OFF - Totton get the second period started. No half-time substitutions.

4:01pm

The players emerge from the tunnell for the start of the second half.

3:53pm

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3:50pm

HALF-TIME - AFC Totton 1 Basingstoke Town 0

An action-packed first half probably just shaded by the hosts, who started very well. Town came into the game as it went on but failed to make the most of a couple of good chances and were made to pay right at the death.

3:46pm

GOAL - AFC Totton 1 Basingstoke Town 0 - Jonathan Davies (45 min)

Direct running from Michael Gosney puts the Town defence on the back foot and the winger then pokes the ball through for Davies.

Jay Gasson makes a last-ditch challenge to prevent Davies getting a shot away but the ball breaks kindly for the Totton man, who just beats Ashley Bayes to the loose ball and pokes home.

3:46pm

Jordace Holder-Spooner does well to harry the Totton defence into a mistake and the ball is only just nicked away from Stefan Brown.

Matt Warner then does well down the left but his cross is just too high for Brown.

3:43pm

YELLOW CARD - Basingstoke Town - Wes Daly

Daly is booked for a foul on halfway.

3:42pm

YELLOW CARD - AFC Totton - Ross Bottomley

Good link up play between Delano Sam-Yorke and Jordace Holder-Spooner results in the latter nicking the ball away from Bottomley before being caught.

3:40pm

Delano Sam-Yorke is now causing the Totton right-back problems and feels he should have a free-kick following a collision. Nothing doing from the referee and he did go down a bit easily.

3:39pm

A cross from the left causes Town problems, forcing Matt Warner to head clear from inside the six-yard box.

3:34pm

Another great chance, this time for Town and Callum McNish.

Delano Sam-Yorke does brilliantly down the right, beating two men before pulling the ball back for McNish. He can be no further than 10 yards out and unmarked but lifts his shot wastefully over the crossbar.

Seconds later, Sam-Yorke causes more problems and almost takes advantage of a mix-up between Totton goalkeeper Gareth Barfoot and defender Ross Bottomley, but the latter recovers to make an important block.

3:31pm

YELLOW CARD - Basingstoke Town - Matt Warner

Gosney causes more problems, this time getting ahead of Warner down the left, and the resulting trip is a clear yellow card.

3:28pm

TOTTON HIT THE POST

Town give away a free-kick in a dangerous area and that's a brilliant effort from Michael Gosney, whose shot clears the wall and looks to be going in the corner of the goal.

Ashley Bayes gets across to make an excellent save, pushing it onto the post, and Callum McNish's first touch is to clear the ball away from inside his own six-yard box.

 

3:27pm

SUBSTITUTION - Basingstoke Town - Callum McNish on for Shaun McAuley

That's a blow for the visitors, who lose important midfielder McAuley to injury after just 26 minutes. It's a straight swap, with McNish taking his place just behind Tim Sills.

3:20pm

Richard Gillespie gets a shot away from the corner of the penalty area and Ashley Bayes watches the ball nervously as it curls past the far post.

3:19pm

Totton should be ahead there. It's a great move, ending with Richard Gillespie brilliantly laying the ball off to James Coutts. He should score but fires his low shot wide of the goal.

Town are hanging on at the moment. They simply cannot keep the ball.

3:17pm

That's a good tackle from Douglas Bergqvist to deny Richard Gillespie after a quick break catches the Town defence out. He had to get that one right.

3:14pm

Dave Allen's flick gives Richard Gillespie a shooting chance but Douglas Bergqvist's block takes the sting out of his angled drive and it's easy for Ashley Bayes in the Town goal.

3:09pm

Chances at both ends there.

First Town should really take the lead as Delano Sam-Yorke beats a man before pulling the ball back for Shaun McAuley. He makes a good connection from the penalty spot but his effort is not in the corner, allowing Gareth Barfoot to get down and make the save.

Totton go straight up the other end and Michael Gosney's cross finds Richard Gillespie at the far post, but it's a difficult chance from a tight angle and he is unable to trouble Ashley Bayes.

3:07pm

That's the first shot of note but it's a wild one from Delano Sam-Yorke, who collected Matt Warner's crossfield pass before miscuing his effort from distance.

3:04pm

It's been a frantic start just shaded by the hosts and Ashley Bayes has to come out of his area quickly to prevent Richard Gillespie getting on the end of a long ball forward.

3:00pm

KICK-OFF - Town get the game under way.

2:48pm

It's a bright, sunny afternoon in south Hampshire. Perfect conditions for an autumnal game of football.

2:44pm

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2:41pm

TEAM NEWS

Just one change for Town, who look set to retain the 4-2-3-1 shape they have been employing of late. They replace the suspended Tim Sills with Stefan Brown, who joined the club from today's hosts in the summer.

Totton feature a former Basingstoke player in defender Jamie Whisken, while the visitors will have to watch out for the tripe attacking threat posed by Michael Gosney, Jonathan Davies and Richard Gillespie.

Totton: Barfoot, Hill, Whitley, Bottomley, Whisken, Allen, Petterfer, Davies, Coutts, Gillespie, Gosney. Subs: Rubb, Roberts, Odam, Sanashee, Casey.

Town: Bayes, Rice, Warner, Bergqvist, Gasson, Lake, Daly, McAuley, Brown, Sam-Yorke, Holder-Spooner. Subs: Paterson, Campbell, Dunn, McNish, McDonnell.

2:30pm

Good afternoon and welcome to live updates from Testwood Stadium, where Basingstoke Town are the visitors to AFC Totton for an FA Trophy third qualifying round tie.

Comments (2)

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7:47pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Matt1991 says...

Shocking performance from the team today did not look hungry nothing Spooner had the worst game iv seen him play in a Basingstoke shirt since iv been going

defence broke down from the moment Basingstoke effectively gifted The Stags the opener going into half time on the back foot

and then the worst of the worst happened 2nd half started and it didnt take long before all of the Stoke fans knew where this was going for another heavy poor defeat

i'm not one for blowing my trumpet but today honestly took the biscuit and some of the fans have also today admitted that enough is enough results look very unlikely to improve and even myself has admitted its time to see a change to get this season back on track

for anyone who just wants my shorter answer of today's game

GET JASON BRISTOW OUT
Shocking performance from the team today did not look hungry nothing Spooner had the worst game iv seen him play in a Basingstoke shirt since iv been going defence broke down from the moment Basingstoke effectively gifted The Stags the opener going into half time on the back foot and then the worst of the worst happened 2nd half started and it didnt take long before all of the Stoke fans knew where this was going for another heavy poor defeat i'm not one for blowing my trumpet but today honestly took the biscuit and some of the fans have also today admitted that enough is enough results look very unlikely to improve and even myself has admitted its time to see a change to get this season back on track for anyone who just wants my shorter answer of today's game GET JASON BRISTOW OUT Matt1991
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8:29pm Sun 11 Nov 12

MattWarmington says...

We were appaling yesterday but get rid of Jason? With all due respect what planet are you on? There will be no person more gutted about yesterday's performance than Jason. Do we really want to go back to a manager just going through the motions with no real passion, been there done that thanks. I still believe Jason can get us out of this slump, hes done it before and he'll do it again.

JASON BRISTOW'S BARMY ARMY
We were appaling yesterday but get rid of Jason? With all due respect what planet are you on? There will be no person more gutted about yesterday's performance than Jason. Do we really want to go back to a manager just going through the motions with no real passion, been there done that thanks. I still believe Jason can get us out of this slump, hes done it before and he'll do it again. JASON BRISTOW'S BARMY ARMY MattWarmington
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