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US Portsmouth 2 - 2 Alton Res.

Posted: 12.12.16

A last-kick equaliser in the fifth minute of added time was a cruel blow for the Brewers to take against the table toppers, denying them all three points in a fixture which, first team or reserves, has rarely yielded the Brewers even a point over many years.

Alton started slowly against a well-drilled and powerful side and went one down on 21 minutes. In the few weeks that this group has come together, however, they have learned to work hard for each other and they responded quickly with an equaliser on 24 minutes when a powerful run from Gavin Muir ended with a through ball to Kieran Lenachan (AKA McGregor) to level the score.

A minute later the same Gavin Muir played the ball into the path of Henry Panther who finished in style. Alton held their own for the remainder of the first half with Gary Clayton holding the ball up well, linking with Olli Graham and Gavin Muir and Kieran 'Robbo' working off each other in midfield.

Alton gathered themselves together for the second half onslaught that they knew was coming - and they weren't disappointed. Resolute defending from front to back almost won the day with keeper Jimmer Kennedy having to be in fine form despite almost being knocked out from one of a number of rather robust challenges that were made in all areas of the park.

To a man the Brewers were exhausted from their individual and collective efforts with both 'Shearer' and Dan Goodall making a welcome Alton return from the bench late on for Aaron Bunney and a limping Gary Clayton.

'Because the equaliser came so late it felt like a defeat' said manager Clayton 'but, upon reflection, it was a terrific performance from each and every Alton player and a great point won at such a difficult place against an excellent team' he added.


Fixtures & Results

  • US Portsmouth (HOME)
    Tue 29th Sep, 7:45pm

    Sydenhams Wessex League: Div 1

    East Cowes Vics (Away)
    Sat 3rd Oct, 3:00pm

    Sydenhams Wessex League: Div 1
    See all:
    First Team Fixtures & Results 2020-21
    Last Result:
    Laverstock & Ford 5 - 1 Alton
    Sat 19th Sep

    Sydenhams Wessex League
  • Paulsgrove (HOME)
    Sat 26th Sep, 3:00pm

    Hampshire Combination League: East Div

    AFC Portchester (HOME)
    Tue 6th Oct, 7:45pm

    JS Memorial Shield
    Last Result:
    Alton Res. 4 - 1 Hayling United
    Sat 19th Sep (Challenge Cup First Round)

    Hampshire Combination League
  • Aldershot Town (HOME)
    Thu 8th Oct, 7:45pm

    Allied Counties Youth Football League (Central)

    Bracknell Town (Away)
    Mon 19th Oct, 7:45pm

    Allied Counties Youth Football League (Central)
    Last Result:
    Alton Youth 0 - 4 AFC Porchester
    Thu 10th Sep (FA Youth Cup)

    Allied Counties League
  • Stoneham AFC (HOME)
    Sun 20th Sep, 2:00pm

    FA Cup (Preliminary Rd)
    Last Result:
    Alton Ladies 13 - 0 Meon Milton
    Sun 6th Sep (FA Cup - Extra Prelim.)

    Hampshire County Women's Football League

  • For our Junior and other teams' fixtures and results, please see the individual team pages by using the menu above or visit the FA Full Time website and search for the appropriate league/division.


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