This was Basford's final NSL game, they applied to join, and have been accepted into the Central Midlands Football League for next season. Wollaton just needed a point to secure second place behind champions Booots Athletic, while United had to win to grab the runner-up spot.
Basford's General Manager Chris Monroe's pre-game preperation didn't seem to be too ideal,he spent the final few minutes before the kick off marking out the pitch!
Accompanied by Mr. Dennett for this game, company for me as Kev was busy doing it himself!!!!! A bitterly cold wind blew across the Greenwich Avenue pitch, making the afternoon less than comfortable.
The home team took the lead on 15 - their no. 7 flicked the ball past a defender and raced into the area before crossing to the far post where CONNOR CARTER was on hand to slot home. After 38 minutes, the Basford keeper did well to keep out a fierce drive from Wollaton no.10 Austin Wallace. H-T 1-0
On 54, a neat ball by Zeke Jenkins found Carter who in turn found Craig McCaffrey - but the no. 11's effort crashed off the foot of the post. DAMIEN RENNICKS fired home from the spot midway through the second half, then CRAIG McCAFFREY did find the net - arriving first at the near post on 79 to flick home. AUSTIN WALLACE grabbed a late consolation for Wollaton on 82, hitting a 20 yard shot the flew through a crowd of players and past the unsighted keeper. F-T 3-1
Basford end their final season in the NSL as runners-up.
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