Defeat in Herts after a frustrating afternoon when Town didn't quite get into their stride

By Neil Speight

1st Oct 2022 | Football

Marcus Bowers hit the post from a free kick
Marcus Bowers hit the post from a free kick

Wormley Rovers 2, Basildon Town 1

TOWN made the trip to Hertfordshire to play their second successive away game in four days after Wednesday's Thameside Trophy win at Barkingside.

They made a good start in this Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League Division One South clash at Church Lane and threatened early on though Graham Harrison who forced a good save from the home keeper.

Rovers quickly came into the game and grabbed the opening goal after eight minutes when a well-worked routine saw Louis Offer head home.

They held a slight ascendency as Town struggled to find consistency and went close to a second just before the half hour but moments later Town showed they still carried a threat when Marcus Bowers hit the post from a free kick.

Bowers then turned provider, setting up Ben Smith who was only denied by a good safe.

The goal that Basildon were now threatening duly arrived on 37 minutes when Albert Perry drilled a shot home with the nebefit of a deflection.

The visitors' joy was short lived as Rovers were awarded a penalty on 40 minutes which was converted by daniel bolden to send Town into the break a goal behind.

Town had plenty of possession in the second half and created several decent chances, but they were unable to find an equaliser.

Sub Rhys Fatt almost saved a point with a great effort two minutes from time that was bravely blocked and, in the end, it was to prove the last chance and Town were left without anything to show for their efforts.

They sit in mid table but have plenty of matches in hand on the teams around them.


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