Mixed Cup Fortunes for Bashley

Bashley 2 Bournemouth FC 3
Bournemouth Senior Cup

In a match worthy of the final, two strong Wessex Premier sides played out this entertaining game in front of 143 spectators.

Bournemouth were by far the superior team in the first half and it was thanks to a superb display by Bash keeper, Jason Collins that the scores were level at halftime. It was, however, Bashley that opened the scoring when wingback Jack Smith took control of a lofted pass and his cross behind the defence was met by Nathan Clements who, challenged on the line, nudged the ball sideways for the storming Cameron Beard to bundle himself, the paint from the goalpost and the ball into the net. Just before halftime the Poppies equalised despite a blatant push in the area, seen by everyone in the ground apart from two officials, which left Steve Flynn alone to score.

The visitors went ahead early in the second half when the ball ping-ponged in the penalty and until bouncing in the net off Shiv Roushaiani. With fifteen minutes to go Bashley were fortunate to draw level when a back pass was diverted by a Bournemouth defender into his own goal. Stung by this misfortune, the visitors went straight into attack mode and two minutes later substitute Stepan Neronski scored the winner with a sharp shot from ten yards.

Bashley: Collins, Smith, Dathan, Morris, Manufor, Thompson, Jackson, Farrugia, Beard, Drake, Clements
Used Subs: Munday, White, James