Non-league: Gazzard rues weather after 'missed opportunity' at Burnham

RUEFUL: Bashley boss Paul Gazzard

RUEFUL: Bashley boss Paul Gazzard

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EVEN the elements are conspiring against Bashley according to boss Paul Gazzard after watching his side fight their way to a 1-1 draw at Burnham.

In a match dictated by dreadful conditions at the Gore, Bash had to cope with a barrage of pressure after Josh Webb’s wind-assisted 25-yarder handed the hosts a third-minute lead.

Nicke Kebamba struck the post for Burnham before the interval but Bash rallied after the restart and built up a head of steam prior to a 15-minute delay amid the howling wind and driving rain.

When the action resumed, Bash eventually equalised through Dave Marden’s scrambled effort with 10 minutes to play.

And although Gazzard recognised his charges were second best in the first half, the joint-manager felt the enforced break in play was decisive as Bash were denied a much-needed maximum haul.

Gazzard told the Daily Echo: “They were freak weather conditions and the referee had little option because even the dugouts were starting to swing about in the wind, but that break really killed our momentum.

“It took us until the last 10 or 15 minutes to really get going again and while it was a fair result based on their first half display, we felt it was probably two points dropped after the week they have had.

“They lost a lot of players and were in a similar position to what we were a few weeks ago. We couldn’t have picked a better time to play them.

“We got stuck right into them in the second half and there was only one team likely to score. Having to stop took the wind out of our sails and it was a missed opportunity.”

Meanwhile, Gazzard added that dual-registered Jack Satterley could still have a future at Bashley, even though the striker last week gave Wessex League club Blackfield & Langley first call on his services.

“Declan Edwards will be out for a few weeks and I believe we still hold Jack’s Southern League registration so we will have to have a chat about what to do,” said Gazzard.

Bash: Jones, Blackmore (Brookes, 86), Roberts, Strickland, Marden, Kenna, Edwards (Bulpitt, 18), Soetan, Joyce, Odam, Davis (Flint, 73). Unused subs: Gazzard, George (g/k).

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10:04am Mon 27 Jan 14

Ben Dingrun says...

Didn't know that bad weather only affects one team!
Free curry to discuss Bashed future on Feb 04th seems appropriate......
You never know but some of Pyatt's player contacts that he lauded before he was installed might start turning up?
Didn't know that bad weather only affects one team! Free curry to discuss Bashed future on Feb 04th seems appropriate...... You never know but some of Pyatt's player contacts that he lauded before he was installed might start turning up? Ben Dingrun
  • Score: 7

2:27pm Tue 28 Jan 14

tricky1007 says...

maybe you should worry about your own teams poor performances. looking harder and harder just to make play offs if you keep dropping points. Your obviously not a proper non league fan, as most want all local teams to do well
maybe you should worry about your own teams poor performances. looking harder and harder just to make play offs if you keep dropping points. Your obviously not a proper non league fan, as most want all local teams to do well tricky1007
  • Score: -3

10:57am Wed 29 Jan 14

Ben Dingrun says...

Let me think.....would I be more worried as a PTFC fan or if I was one of the 80 or so who turn up to Bashed to watch their Wessex League side?
Let me think.....would I be more worried as a PTFC fan or if I was one of the 80 or so who turn up to Bashed to watch their Wessex League side? Ben Dingrun
  • Score: 6

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