MATCH PLAYED ON WEDNESDAY 24th OCTOBER 2018
It was a memorable Wednesday evening for Tooting and Mitcham United's striker Danny Bassett as his hat-trick helped The Terrors to a convincing 1-4 win at FC Romania in the Bostik League South Central Division.
Last season both sides had been two steps apart from each other but with the South London side being relegated from the Bostik Premier and FC Romania moving up from the Essex Senior League they now are both playing at Step Four of the non-league ladder.
Bassett had a number of chances to score prior to putting the visitors in front on 40 minutes in what was a rather one sided game before FC Romania made it 1-1 just prior to half time when Aurelian Tirca poked home from close range following a free kick lifted into the box.
It was more of the same in the second half as Bassett added his 2nd and 3rd goals on 54 and 57 minutes before Isaiah Jones added a fourth goal to the delight of the twenty of so visiting fans who had made the trip across London - it's not exactly Boreham Wood to Barrow but to get from South London to Cheshunt either on public transport or around the M25 in midweek is always going to be difficult so top marks to all the loyal fans who did.
The Terrors, under the new management of Ashley Bosah and Cornelius Nwadialor who are assisted by Jordan Wilson as player-coach, moved up to seventh in the table yesterday following their 1-2 win at Hanwell Town where Bassett added another goal to his season's total.
For FC Romania it's been a tough few months as they adjust to the new level they are playing at. They had a good run the Emirates FA Cup beating Southend Manor, Grays Athletic and Soham Town Rangers before losing to Beaconsfield Town in the Second Qualifying Round but it league fixtures it's been a struggle at times - especially on the goal scoring front!
They have only won two of their nine league games played (against Bedfont Sports and Hanwell Town) failing to hit the back of the net in five of those games - they have only scored five league goals.
They have a chance to put things right in the next few weeks when they, currently in 17th place, visit Westfield (15th) next Saturday before South Park (18th) at home on Saturday 10th and then a visit to Molesey (20th) on Saturday 17th.
The Terrors have a massive game this coming Saturday when they visit current table topper's Waltham Abbey who under the management of former Stevenage, Grays Athletic and Thurrock boss Mark Stimson have won eight and lost two of their ten league games played so far.
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