Nat-ural talent is all that Basneed
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: ★★★★★