No joy for Barnston at Basildon

Basildon Town 1, Barnston 0 ANOTHER improved display from Barnston was not enough to prevent Basildon taking the Essex Olympian League points, on Saturday. The visitors knocked the ball about well on the ground and kept possession well for long pe

Basildon Town 1, Barnston 0

ANOTHER improved display from Barnston was not enough to prevent Basildon taking the Essex Olympian League points, on Saturday.

The visitors knocked the ball about well on the ground and kept possession well for long periods.

In contrast, Basildon used the long ball with wind assistance and from a long clearance the winger latched onto it and crossed the ball into the crowded goalmouth and from close range Marcus Bowers made no mistake to score.


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Barnston failed to score and several chances and half chances were not put away.

Although losing, the team is knitting together and once the confidence in front of goal is solved better results should follow.

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Barnston reserves fared much better as they returned from Leigh Ramblers with a 3-0 victory.

A good all-round performance saw goals from Shaun Pickering, Dan O'Brien and Ben Turner secure their first away win of the season.

* Barnston host Southminster on Saturday, kick off 2pm, while the reserves travel to Faces FC.

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