Baston renaissance goes on

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Baston beat high flyers Ketton 1-0 in the PDFL Division One on Saturday to continue a decent run of five league games without a loss.

This was very much a game of two halves as far as Baston were concerned.

A first of complete domination was followed by a second half of excellent rearguard action full of blocks, tackles and no shortage of commitment.

Baston are currently going through a mini renaissance at the moment, their form on a steep upward curve after an early ‘settling in’ period.

The Goats completely dominated their top-of-the-table opponents in the first half, passes were crisp and precise, runs were well thought out and found and when the going got tough, Baston got tougher, giving as good as they got when committing to tackles.

Troy Waters, Scott Collins and Wayne Hobbs ran the show from the middle of the park with steely determination and imaginative craft, setting the tone for the away side.

When questions were asked of the Baston backline, Dan Flood marshalled his defence well, Stu Couzens in particular standing out.

One fine save was required from Liam Davies after a ball from the right was fired back across goal which he got quickly down to.

Baston got themselves ahead after tremendous work down the right hand side between Waters and Kyle Kirkland, the ball across only being half cleared by Ketton and Tom Horton fired in for the only goal of the game.

Ketton dominated the second half but could not get a break through.