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Alton Reserves 2 - 1 Newport (IoW)

Posted: 19.12.16

Although having won this reverse fixture 4 - 0 just a couple of weeks ago, Alton were aware that this would be no easy Christmas present from the Islanders - and so it turned out to be with Newport taking a deserved first half lead while the home side struggled to find their feet.

Gradually the Brewers moved into gear in the second half and on sixty two minutes midfielder Gavin Muir played in Olli Graham to equalise. Alton then dominated possession but it looked like their efforts would not be rewarded with all three points. That is until in the ninetieth minute Muir again found some space on the edge of the box, lifted a pass through to player manager Robbie Clayton whose fine left foot drive appeared to be heading for the bottom corner only for the Newport keeper to make the save of the match - pushing the ball away, but into the path of the onrushing Olli Graham to clinch victory.

'Not our best performance over the past two months' said Clayton - but winning while not at our best says something about the togetherness of this group and our aim is to continue to grow' he added.


Fixtures & Results

  • Ringwood Town (Away)
    Sat 16th Nov, 3:00pm

    Sydenhams Wessex League: Div 1

    Totton & Eling (Away)
    Sat 23rd Nov, 3:00pm

    Sydenhams Wessex League: Div 1
    See all:
    First Team Fixtures & Results 2019-20
    Last Result:
    Alton 3 - 0 AFC Stoneham
    Tue 12th Nov (Russell Cotes Cup)

    Sydenhams Wessex League
  • Ropley (HOME)
    Sat 16th Nov, 3:00pm

    Aldershot Int Cup

    Hamble Club (HOME)
    Tue 19th Nov, 7:45pm

    JS Memorial Shield 3rd Rd
    Last Result:
    Petersfield Town P-P Alton Res.
    Sat 9th Nov

    Wyvern Combination League
  • Hartley Wintney (HOME)
    Tue 19th Nov, 7:45pm

    Allied Counties Youth Football League (South)

    Ash United (HOME)
    Tue 26th Nov, 7:45pm

    Allied Counties Youth Football League (South)
    Last Result:
    Alton Youth 4 - 3 Guildford City
    Tue 5th Nov

    Allied Counties League
  • Eastleigh (HOME)
    Sun 10th Nov, 2.00pm

    SRWFL Div One South
    Last Result:
    Alton Ladies 3 - 0 New Milton Town
    Sun 6th Oct

    Southern Region Women's Football League: First Division - Southern

  • 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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