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Basford United dropped their first points of the 2017/18 Evo-Stik League South season after being held to a 1-1 draw at Greenwich Avenue by Chasetown on Monday night.

The deadlock was broken after 37 minutes when a James Reid corner was headed goalwards by Ben Hutchinson and blocked on the line, only for Ashley Grayson to scramble home the loose ball.

But a youthful Scholars side weren`t behind for long as they equalised in first half injury-time when a good run and shot from Will Whieldon ended with a shot that beat Saul Deeney in off the underside of the bar.

Both sides had their opportunities to win it in an entertaining, but ultimately goalless second period and a draw was probably just about right on the balance of play.

Monday`s other game saw nine-man Romulus lose for a fifth time in seven, this time a Coles Lane against Kidsgrove Athletic.

Despite taking an early 5th minute lead through Jordan Francis, Roms were down to ten-men early in the second half and went in 2-1 down, courtesy of Rhys Thompson after 27 minutes and an Anthony Malbon spot-kick 2 minutes later.

Romario Martin pulled the ten-men level on the hour-mark only for Jon Beaumont to restore the visitors` advantage on 65 minutes.

The Roms went down to nine-men before Kyle Diskin added Grove`s fourth goal 16 minutes from time.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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