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Report: Basford 1-5 Notts

Strong start to pre-season at Greenwich Avenue

5 July 2022

Ruben Rodrigues, Macaulay Langstaff, Cedwyn Scott and Kyle Cameron were all on the scoresheet as we ran out convincing winners in our first pre-season friendly.

Luke Williams handed 45 minutes to all available players, with Aden Baldwin missing out as a precaution and Tiernan Brooks making way for trialist goalkeeper Jackson Smith, who played the second half.

Another trialist, James Morton, looked assured in defensive midfield in the first half but was helpless to prevent us going a goal down against the run of play on 14 minutes when Anthony Dwyer finished from close range.

It wasn't long before we were back on terms, the lively Rodrigues scrambling the ball home shortly before an own goal from Joel Taylor's cross put us ahead.

We pressed on after the break and had our third when Aaron Nemane scampered into the box and cut the ball back for Langstaff to finish.

Cameron then got in on the act with a looping header following a goalkeeper error, before Scott rounded off the scoring with a clinical finish from the edge of the area.

We're next in action in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Leicester City on Saturday. Live stream details will follow in due course.

First-half XI: Slocombe; Chicksen, Rawlinson, Brindley; Taylor, Adebayo-Rowling; Morton (T), Palmer, Austin, Rodrigues; Mitchell

Second-half XI: Jackson (T); Cameron, Francis, Bajrami; Munakandafa, Nemane; Vincent, O'Brien, Roberts; Scott, Langstaff

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