Royal Wootton Bassett boss Sam Collier felt his side should have put Fairford Town “out of sight” during their derby on Tuesday night but remained extremely pleased with a second win of the season.
Collier’s troops followed up Saturday’s fantastic 6-1 win against Tuffley with a fast start against Fairford at the Gerard Buxton Ground – Josh Shama tucking away a TJ Bohane shot which rebounded off the crossbar on just two minutes.
A wonder strike from Dale Richards made it 2-0 to the hosts in a first-half which visitors were under the cosh for the majority of play.
Fairford though came back into it in the second half and almost made Bassett pay for a host of missed chances in the dying minutes.
First, Ben Lodge fired home from the edge of the box with just minutes remaining before Fairford flashed a last minute chance agonisingly past the far post in what was the last action of the game.
Collier admitted Fairford caused them problems late on but felt his side deserved all three points overall, saying: “It was a little bit tense towards the end but overall I thought it was fairly comfortable for us. I think we could have scored two or three more in the second half but we weren’t quite as clinical as we could have been.
“We probably should have put them out of sight but fair play to Fairford they came back at us and caused us a few problems in the last 5-10 minutes but luckily for us we held out and I think we deserved to win.”
Bassett return to action on Saturday when they travel to Leighton Town in Extra Preliminary Round of the FA Cup.
Watch Your Sport’s Nick Taylor catch up with Sam Collier following Tuesday’s night win.