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Basildon United
Sawbridgeworth Town
M Bowers (32')
Full time
J Mays (15'), G Pullen (62'), T Cleaver (90')
Sat 3 Feb 15:00 - League Attendance 71

Basildon United 1-3 Sawbridgeworth Town

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Bees suffer rare home defeat

Basildon United returned to Essex Senior League action at The Ho-Ho Stadium this afternoon (Saturday), entertaining in form Sawbridgeworth Town.

The visitors confidence could be seen early on as Aaron Thomas forced a save from Connor Wheatley and it was fully deserved when on 15 minutes James Mays drilled home from inside the box to put Sawbridgeworth in front.

The Bees were nearly further behind on 26 minutes when Nick Azzopardi shot over as he broke clear.

Basildon United vs Sawbridgeworth Town
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However, the home side were growing back into the game as the half progressed and Tommy Barton saw his flick cleared off the line on 31 minutes.

The equaliser came just two minutes later though, as fine work by Jack Adlington saw him play in Marcus Bowers who calmly found the corner.

Barton thought he had given The Bees a half time lead when he had the ball in the back of the net three minutes before the break, but the goal was disallowed for a foul on the visiting goalkeeper.

The second half began as a scrappy affair, but Sawbridgeworth soon began to get a grip on the game.

The building pressure eventually led to a goal on 61 minutes when George Pullen’s deflected shot restored the visitors lead.

The Bees struggled to find a rhythm and Adlington’s wayward shot wide was one of few chances created.

The game was put beyond all doubt though, when Toby Cleaver found space to slot home a third for Sawbridgeworth and seal the points.

Key moments

15:00
Goal James Mays scores for Sawbridgeworth Town
32:00
Goal Marcus Bowers scores for Basildon United
62:00
Goal George Pullen scores for Sawbridgeworth Town
90:00
Goal Toby Cleaver scores for Sawbridgeworth Town

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Basildon United vs Sawbridgeworth Town
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Highlights

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90:00 Goal 1 - 3
Toby Cleaver scores for Sawbridgeworth Town
86:00 Sub On
Joe Wright is substituted on for Sawbridgeworth Town
86:00 Sub Off
Aaron Thomas is substituted off for Sawbridgeworth Town
85:00 Yellow Card
George Pullen is yellow carded for Sawbridgeworth Town
81:00 Sub On
Grant Cumming is substituted on for Basildon United
81:00 Sub On
Billy Skinner is substituted on for Sawbridgeworth Town
81:00 Sub Off
Jake Buckland is substituted off for Sawbridgeworth Town
81:00 Sub Off
Tommy Barton is substituted off for Basildon United
67:00 Sub On
James Peagram is substituted on for Basildon United
67:00 Sub Off
Oli Spooner is substituted off for Basildon United
67:00 Sub On
Charlie Kendall is substituted on for Basildon United
67:00 Sub Off
Jordan Cox is substituted off for Basildon United
67:00 Sub Off
Nick Azzopardi is substituted off for Sawbridgeworth Town
67:00 Sub On
Neil Tillotson is substituted on for Sawbridgeworth Town
62:00 Goal 1 - 2
George Pullen scores for Sawbridgeworth Town
57:00 Yellow Card
James Mays is yellow carded for Sawbridgeworth Town
57:00 Yellow Card
Jordan Cox is yellow carded for Basildon United
End of period 1
41:00 Yellow Card
Nick Azzopardi is yellow carded for Sawbridgeworth Town
32:00 Goal 1 - 1
Marcus Bowers scores for Basildon United
23:00 Yellow Card
Darren Phillips is yellow carded for Basildon United
15:00 Goal 0 - 1
James Mays scores for Sawbridgeworth Town
12:00 Yellow Card
Joe Skeels is yellow carded for Basildon United
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Basildon United
  • Sawbridgeworth Town
  • 0
  • Joe Skeels Yellow Card 12:00'
  • James Mays Goal 15:00'
  • Darren Phillips Yellow Card 23:00'
  • Marcus Bowers Goal 32:00'
  • Nick Azzopardi Yellow Card 41:00'
  • Jordan Cox Yellow Card 57:00'
  • James Mays Yellow Card 57:00'
  • George Pullen Goal 62:00'
  • Jordan Cox Sub Off 67:00'
  • James Peagram Sub On 67:00'
  • Charlie Kendall Sub On 67:00'
  • Oli Spooner Sub Off 67:00'
  • Nick Azzopardi Sub Off 67:00'
  • Neil Tillotson Sub On 67:00'
  • Tommy Barton Sub Off 81:00'
  • Grant Cumming Sub On 81:00'
  • Jake Buckland Sub Off 81:00'
  • Billy Skinner Sub On 81:00'
  • George Pullen Yellow Card 85:00'
  • Aaron Thomas Sub Off 86:00'
  • Joe Wright Sub On 86:00'
  • Toby Cleaver Goal 90:00'

Team selection

Basildon United
Sawbridgeworth Town
  • 1. Matt Ponter
  • 2. Jake Buckland
  • 3. Lou Monk
  • 4. George Pullen
  • 5. Ollie Cleaver
  • 6. Tom Jelliman
  • 7. Danny Wickenden
  • 8. James Mays
  • 9. Aaron Thomas
  • 10. Toby Cleaver
  • 11. Nick Azzopardi
  • 12. Joe Wright
  • 13. Daryl Doolan
  • 14. Billy Skinner
  • 15. Neil Tillotson

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