Bassingbourn prove to be Stevenage's nemesis
Bassingbourn Youth 2 Stevenage Town Youth 1 Under-12 Division 3 FOR the second season running Bassingbourn started their league campaign with a home win over Stevenage Town Youth. With both clubs coming up from Division Four last season it was always goin
Bassingbourn Youth 2 Stevenage Town Youth 1
Under-12 Division 3
FOR the second season running Bassingbourn started their league campaign with a home win over Stevenage Town Youth.
With both clubs coming up from Division Four last season it was always going to be a close game and the opening exchanges highlighted the fact.
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Neither team seemed in control and Bassingbourn struggled to get a clean shot on goal whilst the Stevenage attacks failed to produce any reward.
Nathan Beynon was the first to test the Stevenage keeper with a shot from the edge of the box and both Ben Blower and Luke Barrett fired shots wide.
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At the other end, goalkeeper Becan Davies twice came out to thwart Stevenage attacks and made an excellent close range block to keep the game level.
Finally it was Blower who broke the deadlock when he latched onto a long through ball to net his first goal of the season.
But Stevenage replied almost straightaway as their right winger turned the Bassingbourn defence inside out before sneaking his shot inside Davies' near post.
The second half started much the same as the first with both teams unable to take the upper hand but, as the half progressed, the game became more open.
Blower should have scored his second but put the ball wide when through and at the other end Stevenage managed to break away several times but their forward could not finish.
With a draw looking like a probable result it was Blower who finally converted one of his chances when again he was put through to give Bassingbourn the lead.
There was still time for Blower to miss two more clear chances and for Evan Goldman to clear off the Bassingbourn goal-line with Stevenage desperate to equalise but the home team held out to register a win.