Nat-ural tal­ent is all that Bas­need

The Non-League Football Paper - - SATURDAY MATCH CENTRE - By Neil McGowan

A MAS­TER­CLASS from Nat Wat­son saw Bas­ford beat top-ofthe-ta­ble Scar­bor­ough in a dra­matic tie at Green­wich Avenue.

Greg Tem­pest gave the home side the lead in the 14th minute when he poked the ball past Ath­letic keeper Thomas Taylor from 12 yards.

Wat­son scored Bas­ford’s sec­ond af­ter a beau­ti­ful ex­change of passes in the Scar­bor­ough box cre­ated space and he fired low past the keeper at the near post.

Scar­bor­ough’s first no­table chance came in the 35th minute when Jamie Forester’s shot from range went just wide of the far post.

Just be­fore half-time the Seadogs pulled one back through Michael Coul­son, who pow­ered the ball into the bot­tom left cor­ner of the net when it fell to him in the box.

With 25 min­utes left Wat­son had the chance to se­cure Bas­ford vic­tory as Jack Thomas was tripped in the penalty area but he sent the spot-kick wide of the right post.

He made up for his miss in the 87th minute though by flick­ing the ball over the Scar­bor­ough de­fence and strik­ing it into the bot­tom left.

The hosts fin­ished with ten men as Dom Roma saw red for a bad chal­lenge late on.

STAR MAN: Nat Wat­son (Bas­ford) ENTERTAINMENT: ★★★★★

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