December 08, 2019

VIDEO: Davies delighted to take the derby bragging rights

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Shrivenham boss Gareth Davies was “overjoyed” to take the bragging rights in the local derby against Royal Wootton Bassett Town on Tuesday night.

Having lost their Hellenic Premier opener on Saturday against Reading City, Davies was delighted to grab their first win of the season against rivals Bassett.

It was far from an easy victory however, having gone behind early on to Danny Langford’s 15th-minute header.

Goals from Josh Morse and Ryan Stanners gave Shrivvy a 2-1 lead at the break while Bassett were reduced to 10 men after a moment of madness from Rhys Talmash, who Davies revealed bit Jamie Prictor during the flashpoint.

Sam Ockwell made it 3-1 to the visitors before Callum Parson hit back for Bassett from the penalty spot.

And Shrivvy had to endure a nervous last few minutes after Dave Bampton was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Davies though was delighted result and his side’s performance, saying: “You can say that there are not bragging rights but there is.

“Overall I think we were worth 3-2 today. For 60-70 minutes I thought we were decent.

“We grew into it and going forward I think we always know we are going to cause people problems.

“I thought the back four tonight were immense. Overall I’m very pleased.”

Davies branded the actions of Bassett’s Rhys Talmash as “unacceptable”, revealing that his player was actually “bitten” during the incident.

“If you are going to bite someone on the nose you are going to get sent off for that.

“(Jamie Prictor) He was bitten on the nose and that is unacceptable in my book.”

Click on the video below to watch Nick Taylor’s post-match interview with Gareth Davies.

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