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FC Romania
Basildon United
Wed 21 Feb 19:45 - League Full time Attendance 56

FC Romania 0-0 Basildon United


Bees held on cold night in Hertfordshire

Basildon United travelled to face FC Romania at Theobalds Lane seeking to close the gap on the leaders in the Essex Senior League, including the hosts themselves who sat one place and five points ahead of Marc Harrison’s men.

The opening exchanges were a cagey affair with both sides seeking to work the other out. Chances were few and far between, although Marcus Bowers did go close with a speculative effort from range that narrowly cleared the crossbar on 12 minutes.

As the half wore on, the game came to life and Florin Pop forced a save from Connor Wheatley on 27 minutes after his shot was half blocked by Darren Phillips.

At the other end, Tommy Barton had a golden chance to give The Bees the lead when he flicked the ball wide of the post with the outside of his boot on 31 minutes and he nearly got on the score sheet again in stoppage time at the end of the half creeping in at the near post, but could not find the back of the net under the close attentions of the home defence.

The second half started as brightly as the first had ended and Jack Adlington had already had an effort well saved before Reece Conway saw his drilled shot somehow blocked as the ball seemed destined for the back of the net.

The Bees continued to pile on the pressure and Adlington again forced another fine save from the home custodian on 75 minutes before the loose ball was scrambled away.

Bowers was the next to force a fine stop from the FC Romania goalkeeper, who was having an outstanding game, when his shot from the edge of the box was pushed away on 78 minutes and in the closing moments Joe Skeels also found the goalkeeper equal to his long-range effort.

The final whistle sounded with the game finishing goalless and despite having had chances to win the game, this was, nonetheless, a good away point for The Bees in the ongoing quest for promotion come the end of the season.


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82:00 Sub Off
Jack Adlington is substituted off for Basildon United
82:00 Sub On
Oli Spooner is substituted on for Basildon United
79:00 Sub Off
James Peagram is substituted off for Basildon United
79:00 Sub On
Charlie Kendall is substituted on for Basildon United
77:00 Sub On
Mihai Botosan is substituted on for FC Romania
77:00 Sub Off
Laurentiu Teledacu is substituted off for FC Romania
77:00 Yellow Card
George Taban is yellow carded for FC Romania
71:00 Sub On
Chris Charlery is substituted on for Basildon United
71:00 Sub Off
Will Putt is substituted off for Basildon United
68:00 Sub On
Sergiu Pitaru is substituted on for FC Romania
68:00 Sub Off
Vladut Sighiartau is substituted off for FC Romania
61:00 Yellow Card
Joe Skeels is yellow carded for Basildon United
61:00 Sub Off
Adrian Balsanu is substituted off for FC Romania
61:00 Sub On
Andrei Baciu is substituted on for FC Romania
51:00 Yellow Card
Cosmin Antopu is yellow carded for FC Romania
47:00 Yellow Card
Darren Phillips is yellow carded for Basildon United
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • FC Romania
  • Basildon United
  • 0
  • Darren Phillips Yellow Card 47:00'
  • Cosmin Antopu Yellow Card 51:00'
  • Joe Skeels Yellow Card 61:00'
  • Adrian Balsanu Sub Off 61:00'
  • Andrei Baciu Sub On 61:00'
  • Vladut Sighiartau Sub Off 68:00'
  • Sergiu Pitaru Sub On 68:00'
  • Will Putt Sub Off 71:00'
  • Chris Charlery Sub On 71:00'
  • Laurentiu Teledacu Sub Off 77:00'
  • Mihai Botosan Sub On 77:00'
  • George Taban Yellow Card 77:00'
  • James Peagram Sub Off 79:00'
  • Charlie Kendall Sub On 79:00'
  • Jack Adlington Sub Off 82:00'
  • Oli Spooner Sub On 82:00'

Team selection

Basildon United
  • 1. Connor Wheatley
  • 2. Jamie Selby Knight
  • 3. Will Putt
  • 4. Joe Skeels
  • 5. Joe Burgess
  • 6. Darren Phillips
  • 7. Jack Adlington
  • 8. Tommy Barton (c)
  • 9. Marcus Bowers
  • 10. James Peagram
  • 11. Reece Conway
  • 12. Chris Charlery
  • 13. Oli Spooner
  • 14. Grant Cumming
  • 15. Mehmet Hassan
  • 16. Charlie Kendall
FC Romania
  • 1. Adrian Darabant
  • 2. Mihai Dinu
  • 3. Cosmin Sandu
  • 4. Felix Lupu
  • 5. Sergiu Maximov
  • 6. Adrian Balsanu
  • 7. Laurentiu Teledacu
  • 8. George Taban
  • 9. Vladut Sighiartau
  • 10. Cosmin Antopu
  • 11. Florin Pop
  • 12. Razvan Negrila
  • 13. Gabriel Ghinea
  • 14. Andrei Baciu
  • 15. Mihai Botosan
  • 16. Sergiu Pitaru


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