Highlights: Basildon United 1 New Salamis 0

By Ian Townsend

Back to the top five for the Bees

Basildon United ended their three game winless streak against New Salamis last night- but goodness, they left it late. The Bees, who had dropped out of the Pitching In Isthmian North top five after defeats against Bowers and Pitsea and Lowestoft Town sandwiched a draw at Heybridge Swifts, gave their new boss his first win with a goal right at the end, Kyle Jude up from the back to be the hero with his fourth goal of the season in the very last minute.

It was hard on visiting keeper Reuben Rabstein, who had kept his side in the match with multiple saves after they’d played for thirty five minutes with ten men, following the sending off of Cam Poyraz. Right at the end they went down to nine, Wilson Chingokwa also seeing red.

The Bees are up to fifth. New Salamis are fifteenth, fifteen points behind last night’s hosts.

Image from Nicky Hayes.

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