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Baffins Milton Rovers 3 - 1 Alton

Posted: 04.01.17

Alton travelled to Baffins on Tuesday with a much changed team, due to injuries, illness and unavailability manager Clive Ventham was forced into five changes to the team that had dispatched Fleet the previous week. To be fair to those that played the match became more about poor decisions by the officials more then anything else.

The game started brightly with both sides creating chances. Adam Westwood created a chance for Alton that was saved by the Baffins keeper, before the referee didn't award Baffins a penalty from what appeared to be a blatant push in the penalty area.

However it wasn't long before Baffins went ahead when Ryan Penney looking suspiciously offside raced through and gave Kallum Lunn no chance.

Play continued to be end to end and Lunn had to be alert to save, before a free kick by Joe Green found Callum Burch, but his shot was saved.

Penney had a golden chance to put Baffins two up having rounded Lunn he put his shot into the side netting when it appeared easier to score. This let off spurred Alton forward and after a quick throw out from Lunn, Burch found Aaron Bunney who bundled the ball home for the equaliser. It was now Alton's turn to get on top and both Callum Burch and Mitch Parker had shots just off target.

It wasn't all one way and Ali Gill was forced into a last ditch tackle to prevent Alton going behind, from the resultant corner Adam Westwood cleared a goal bound header off the line with Lunn beaten.

Unfortunately Alton didn't learn and from another corner just before the break the referee decided the ball had crossed the line to give Baffins the lead, the goal credited to Tyler Yates.

The game was as good as over within ten minutes of the restart as first poor defending in the first minute of the half allowed Callum Dart to increase Baffins lead and then two yellow cards for centre half Adam Aimable within two minutes saw Alton reduced to ten men.

Alton regrouped and pressed as best they could, Bunney had a shot blocked before Lunn had to be alert from a free kick to keep Alton in the game. As the game started to peter out the ever youthful Clive Ventham made a substitute appearance on his 49th birthday and immediately got in behind the Baffins defence, only to be hauled down a he was about to shoot. The referee decided that the incident happened right on the edge of the box and despite Ventham only having the keeper to beat that a yellow card would suffice. Mitch Parkers free kick was saved.

There was still time for another Alton attack as Burch's cross found Parker and again his shot was saved.

The players can be proud of their efforts against a very strong and physical Baffins side.

Next up for Alton is a home game on Saturday when Hythe & Dibden are the visitors to The Enclosure.


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