BASINGSTOKE Town’s wait for their first win of the season goes on, after they lost 2-0 at Slimbridge yesterday.

The Dragons made one change to the side which drew with Winchester City on Monday afternoon, with Arnold Linturn given his first start replacing Joe Hancott.

The visitors had the first chance of the game with Ben Wright firing wide, before the Swans had three corners in quick succession, but were unable to make any pay.

However, Slimbridge did take the lead in the contest as Adam Bloomfield fired home after 20 minutes.

Before the visitors had a chance to recover, Sol Wanjau-Smith doubled their advantage two minutes later, with a sweetly struck 25-yard free-kick.

The home side’s goalkeeper Joseph Wright was then called into action to save from Adam Everiss.

Then just before the break, the Swans nearly made it 3-0, but from a great position Tyrone Tucker-Dixon managed to put the ball wide.

Despite being two goals down the visitors gave it their best shot in the second 45 minutes to get back into the game.

Reece Rusher found the side netting from a nice Claudio Herbert pass and then just after the hour mark, Harrison Cliff saw his chance fly over the bar.

The same player was then unable to convert a one-on-one against the home goalkeeper, having been put through by Ben Wright.

Town kept going and with four minutes left, a great strike from Ben Wright hit his name sake Joseph in the Slimbridge goal, as the Dragons were denied again.

Then in added on time at the end of the game, sub Ricardo Andrady crashed a shot off the crossbar and Ben Wright’s rebound effort was cleared off the line.

The result gave Slimbridge their first victory of the campaign, while Town are still searching for theirs.

The loss leaves Town 18th in the table and they will have to dust themselves down and go again on Tuesday night, when sixth placed Larkhall are the visitors to Winchester City, Town’s temporary home for another league meeting.