EvoStik NPL Integro League Cup Third Round
at Greenwich Avenue
Basford United (1) 3
James Reid 28 Pen, Keiran Fenton 74, Liam Hearn 77
Kidsgrove Athletic (0) 0
Admission £7. Programme £2. Attendance 114
Ross Davidson, the Kidsgrove captain had his sides first goal scoring opportunity, but couldn't keep his shot down and cleared the crossbar from outside the area.
Basford were having the better of things but when Lee Cropper made some space for himself twelve yards from their goal, they would've been relieved as he struck his shot against the post.
Approaching the half hour mark, the home side took the lead as Jamie Reid made no mistake from the spot after Courey Grantham had been fouled inside the Kidsgrove penalty area.
Both sides threatened from long range shots as half time approached, with Kyle Diskin forcing a save from Saul Deeney, while Parton was well placed to collect Bell-Toxtle's dipping effort and Thornhill's well struck piledriver.
Kieran Wells, was making his presence felt and seemed to be enjoying inflicting his typically robust approach on the visitors in a manner befitting a decent prop forward (don't ever change pal) and he almost doubled the hosts lead when he directed a header narrowly off target, moments before the interval.
HT: United 1 v Athletic 0
The finaloutcome was a fair and just one, and the best team on the night won.
Good luck to Basford United in the quarter final of this competition.
FT: Basford United 3 v Kidsgrove Athletic 0
A decent game all told.