Gingerbreads Defeated For First Time
By Simon Hayes
The Gingerbreads were without goal keeper Louis Jones, who had broken his wrist on Saturday night.
Veteran goal keeper Paul Bastock started in goal for his 1278th competitive appearance.
After falling behind to a 7th minute goal, The Gingerbreads equalised almost immediately. Ryan Oliver picked up on a defensive error and cooly slotted past the Basford keeper.
The Gingerbreads were behind again after 15 minutes. Cenk Acar almost got The Gingerbreads level but he saw his one on one shot pushed beyond the post.
Max Watters and Ryan Oliver linked up well but couldn't find an equaliser either. The Gingerbreads looked dangerous at each corner but went in at the break a goal down.
The second half started brightly but Basford always looked dangerous to a counter attack.
Basford capitalised on a loose ball in midfield and quickly made it 3-1.
Despite efforts from Oli Luto, Max Watters, Ross Barrows, Jack McGovern and Tom Curtis, The Gingerbreads couldn't pull the game level.