HELLENIC LEAGUE: Robertson's debut goal sinks Hook
Steve Robertson scored on his debut as Wootton Bassett took another step towards promotion out of Division One West.
Robertson, newly-signed from neighbours Highworth, converted the first of Bassett’s goals in the 2-0 victory over visitors Hook Norton.
Second-half substitute Shaun Terry played his part in Robertson’s 58th-minute opener, putting in the cross that the former Elms hitman nodded home.
Hook had a player dismissed with 10 minutes left and in the closing moments, Terry wrapped up the win.
On his league debut, left-midfielder Jake Hayden delivered a fizzing cross that went past almost everyone in the box and the experienced front man was there to knock it in from seven yards.
“It was a solid, professional performance,” said Bassett boss Dave Turner.
“It was quite close, and even though it was 0-0 at half-time I just felt we were slightly better and a lot more likely to score.
“It was a really good team performance for me. A lot of people worked hard and it was a horrible surface to play on. On a better surface we would have had a couple more goals.
“The better team won and we deserved the three points. Our keeper didn’t have a save to make in the whole game so we were definitely dominant.
“Two more wins will definitely see us there (to promotion). We’ve lost three games in 24 and needing two more wins is without others dropping points. I just can’t see us slipping up.”
Turner also hailed the options at his disposal after several players impressed him in particular.
“Jake Hayden has been at the club for a while and played in the Floodlit Cup a while back, but I decided to play him from the start and he did really well,” said the boss.
“Tom Dingle was injured and you ask people to come in and grab their chance and he (Robertson) has put in a really good performance.
“I lost my son (James Turner) to a dead leg in the first half but I was able to bring Richie Saunders on, so we’ve got that strength in depth.”