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A stunning last-minute free-kick denied the Colts after a battling second-performance appeared to have put them on course for a first North Wilts League Division 1 win of the season.
The home side trailed for more than half an hour after an improved Wootton Bassett outfit gained the upper hand early on with a right-wing cross that sailed over everybody and into the roof of the net.
A timid first-half display and a lack of conviction in possession meant the Colts were unable to build a sustained spell of pressure in response, with Josh and Bradley needing to be alert at the back to prevent any further damage and Max mopping up well behind them.
Brandon H showed excellent vision to release Callum on a couple of occasions and Tom, Luke VDB and Toby offered good options out wide but Bassett defended strongly – and in numbers – to maintain their slender lead until the interval.
The second period saw the Colts raise their game and Liam and Matthew ask persistent questions of the visiting back-line, who produced numerous last-ditch challenges to keep both players at bay. George’s return to the action added further invention to a midfield anchored effectively by Luke S and finally the breakthrough arrived. Matthew picked his way past three or four challenges on the edge of the box, found himself one on one with the keeper and stabbed the ball home.
Luke S was unfortunate to see an excellent volley from Toby’s corner clip the bar but Colts soon went ahead for the first time when Liam once again raced clear of the defence, this time held off his pursuer and planted the ball into the far corner of the net for a fully-deserved goal.
The victory should have been sealed when Liam rounded the advancing keeper but saw his effort come back off a post. Callum followed up but fired against the underside of the bar and the subsequent rebound somehow the ball roll agonisingly wide of the target.
Bassett committed more men forward and Josh and Bradley were forced into hurried clearances as the clock ticked down. There was still plenty of work to do when they were awarded a free-kick 25 yards from goal but a fantastic strike was goalbound from the minute it left the Bassett player’s boot and ensured the Colts shared the spoils in a home match for the second Sunday running.


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