BASINGSTOKE Town had enough chances to win the game on Tuesday night, but in the end they lost 2-0 at Sholing.

The Dragons made two changes to the side which lost on the opening day of the season against Barnstaple.

The returning Chris Rackley from Marlow replaced injured Freddie Gee in goal and Andrew Charsley came in for centre-half Kraig Noel-McLeod.

It was Town who had the first chance as Harrison Cliff headed just over from an Adam Everiss cross.

Sholing then took the lead on 12 minutes as Daniel Mason fed Jamie Bulpitt to score.

After this Mason had a shot saved by Rackley and Town's cliff forced an excellent finger tip stop from Ryan Gosney.

The visitors came even closer six minutes, before the break as Reece Rusher's header came back off the post and into the arms of the goalkeeper.

Ten minutes into the second half Town were forced to make a change as Aiden Harris came on for injured defender Morgan Toney-Green.

The visitors went looking for an equaliser with Ben Wright coming closest.

Sholing then doubled their lead as Owen Roundell lost his marker to head home a Alex Sawyer corner.

With four minutes, left the home side so nearly added a third, but Mason's goal bound effort was headed off the line by Joe Hancott.

This Saturday, Town are in FA Cup action when they take on Westfield at their temporary home which is Winchester City's ground.