Baston have a Saturday to forget but Reserves win

Baston in action against Long Sutton Athletic in the PDFL Division One. Photo: John Evely EMN-141027-090715001

Baston in action against Long Sutton Athletic in the PDFL Division One. Photo: John Evely EMN-141027-090715001

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It was a tough weekend for Baston in the PDFL Division One as they went down 5-1 away at mid-table Whittlesey Blue Star.

Baston replacement Mathew Dobson scored off the bench for the Goats but it was only a consolation at that point.

Blue Star scored through Ashley Gostic, Mathew Heron, Luke Quince, Jushua Staggs and Baston scored an own goal.

It was much better news for Baston Reserves in the PDFL Division Three where they secured back-to-back wins with a 3-2 victory away at King’s Cliffe.

Three minutes in a King’s Cliffe scored from intricate play shooting from just inside the box.

This lead was to only last for a brief minute as from the kick-off, with the wind and sun behind him, Hayden Rice chose to shoot from halfway line and the keeper could not see the ball go over him and into the goal. This brought it back to 1-1.

Throughout the first half it was end-to-end as chances were created with Tim Palmer’s bicycle kick and a shot from Michael Hasler, just missing over the bar and being saved.

And on 29 minutes King’s Cliffe got through the defence for their striker to lob Steve Main.

For most of the second half King’s Cliffe looked to have sealed the three points with them employing “park the bus” tactics as Baston kept pressing.

With only 10 minutes left Baston had opportunities with the closest coming from Danny Pick only for his shot to go past the post by inches.

In the 81st minute the equaliser came from Josh Rimmington after using the width the ball managed to be played into Danny Pick to lay it off to Josh to go into the net.

From kick-off King’s Cliffe looked liked they gave up as Danny Pick managed to get the ball, travel 10 yards into their half for the ball to spill off the defender to the feet of Josh Rimmington again.

He took the shot and it went under the feet of the goalkeeper and into the goal for Baston to take the lead, which they held for the eight minutes left.