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Basingstoke V Torque FA Trophy Tie

Basingstoke took Torquay all the way to penalties but fell at the final hurdle as the away side were victors in the FA Trophy tie.

An early Dean Stow penalty in normal time was quickly cancelled out as Jamie Reid equalised.

Reid had the first chance of the game as the lively striker smashed an effort just wide after confusion from the home side’s defence.

Sam Smart then won a penalty after beating Shaun MacDonald to the ball and 2qw wiped out by the goalkeeper.

Stow smashed the penalty into the bottom left corner to put Basingstoke ahead.

Immediately after, Reid equalised with another defensive mix up and he found himself alone in the box and tucked it home.

Smart was then nudge

d over in the box as Basingstoke started to push forward but no penalty was given.

Torquay forward Saikou Janneh then found himself one on one with Colm McAdden but he blazed his chance wide.

The energetic forward Smart played a brilliant one-two with Jack McKnight but his shot flicked off the post and out.

Stow forced MacDonald into a wonderful save from a free kick just on the edge of the area.

HALF TIME 1-1

Sam Argent had the first chance of the second half as Smart beat the offside trap curled it into his strike partner but Argent’s shot ended with the goalkeeper.

Substitute Opi Edwards beat Robert Gerrard but his shot hit the side netting.

Jake Andrews hit the bar from a tough angled free kick.

FULL TIME 1-1

Into extra time with both sides levelled and Reid once again had a very good shot saved by McAdden.

Shane Hollamby then had the chance to win it but a miraculous save from the opposition keeper kept them in the tie.

HALF TIME 1-1

Charlie Kennedy started a counter attack which ended with Zidan Akers shooting over.

FULL TIME 1-1

Penalties:

Basingstoke:       Ben Wright – Goal

                                Jack McKnight – Goal

                                Dean Stow – Goal

                                Mitchell Parker – Miss   

Torquay:              Jamie Reid – Goal

                                Connor Lemonheigh-Evans – Goal

                                Liam Davis – Goal

                                Brett W

illiams – Goal

                                Jake Andrews – Goal

 

Basingstoke XI: McAdden; Stow, Hollamby, Bayliss, Gerrard; McKnight, Kennedy, Collier (Akers), Deadfield; Argent (Wright), Smart (Parker).
Subs not used: Philby, Orvis.

Torquay XI: MacDonald; Wynter, Koue-Niate, Cameron, Davis; Keating (Williams), Andrews, Lemonheigh-Evans, Kalala (Edwards, Nabi); Reid, Janneh.
Subs not used:
Sendles-White, Burton.