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HELLENIC LEAGUE: Goals flow again but this time Bassett get their share
6:00am Thursday 26th September 2013 in Sport
Wootton Bassett Town boss Jeff Roberts got the reaction he wanted from his troops following Saturday’s mauling at Odd Down.
The visit of Reading Town to the Corinium Stadium brought more goals than that 7-0 FA Vase shellacking, but Bassett gained an unexpected point as the teams shared eight between them.
Those in attendance were certainly well entertained in a game full of quality strikes.
Bassett’s leading scorer Jordan Roberts put the hosts in front on seven minutes, firing a shot from the edge of the area underneath the crossbar.
However that lead lasted all of four minutes as Josh Warren netted a carbon copy of Roberts’ opener.
Debutant Jason Milhench then restored the hosts’ advantage on the quarter hour mark. A superbly worked move involving six Bassett players eventually led to the ball being worked out to Adam Corcoran on the left, and he delivered a cross which Milhench was able to get to first and steer in.
The masterclass in finishing continued when Levi Cox delivered a 30-yard thunderbolt, which found the top corner and rattled the stanchion.
Reeling and no doubt shocked, Reading grabbed a lifeline literally on the stroke of half time when Toby Nowell halved the deficit.
The action did not cease following the restart. Nowell levelled on 68 minutes before the speedster Milhench made it 4-3 to Bassett.
With seven minutes remaining, sloppy defending allowed Imani Likita to ultimately snatch a point.
There was to be further late drama as Milhench, on a hat-trick, hit the bar before rounding the visiting keeper in the final minute only to be hauled down, the perpetrator escaping with just a yellow.
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