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Alton 3 - 1 Christchurch

Posted: 11.02.17

Alton continued their good from with a game that was far more comfortable than the score suggests.

Alton 3 - 1 Christchurch Alton 3 - 1 Christchurch

Apart from early on when Christchurch started like an express train, it was Alton who dominated and created far more chances than the team from third in the table. Steve Battle and Andy Masson shot wide for Christchurch before Regan Hitch tested Frampton in the Christchurch as he shot from distance and the keeper got down to push the shot against the post.

Joe Green playing as a wing back wide on the right was causing the left back problems and from his pull back Scott Sanderson's shot hit the post and rolled wide. Fellow forward Gavin Muir went past his defender and although he lifted his shot over the keeper a defender got back to head of the line.

It looked as though Alton were going to pay the ultimate price when Brandon Boontam gave Christchurch the lead. It was a lead that was to last less then two minutes, when Sean Hayes's free kick was only half cleared and Regan Hitch pulled Alton level. The half ended with Muir and Green having chances that were saved. Sanderson headed over, before a good run by Joe Green ended with his shot bouncing off the bar.

Christchurch were becoming physical as they struggled to cope with Alton's fast flowing football and paid the ultimate price, Marcus Cullen was cautioned for an over zealous foul on Taylor Watts. Sean Hayes's free kick somehow found its way through a crowd of players to Scott Sanderson who gave the keeper no chance to put Alton in front.

A fine run from Hitch was again ended with a foul by Cullen who then saw red. A rare poor free kick from Hayes was an easy save for the keeper. Hayes wasn't to be denied and a few minutes later after an exchange with Muir he shot home from 25yards left the keeper floundering.

The confidence in Alton grew and Sanderson hit the side netting. A quick free kick caught Christchurch out and Jackson's shot was saved. Muir headed wide from a cross before Jackson again forced the keeper into a save.

And so the game ended with Alton securing another three points and with the changes made due to unavailability will give manager Clive Ventham some difficult decisions in the next few weeks.


Fixtures & Results

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

    Sydenhams Wessex League: Div 1

    Laverstock & Ford (HOME)
    Sat 30th Nov, 3:00pm

    Sydenhams Wessex League: Div 1
    See all:
    First Team Fixtures & Results 2019-20
    Last Result:
    Ringwood Town 0 - 3 Alton
    Sat 16th Nov

    Sydenhams Wessex League
  • Hamble Club (HOME)
    Tue 19th Nov, 7:45pm

    JS Memorial Shield 3rd Rd

    Kingsclere (Away)
    Sat 23rd Nov, 3:00pm

    North Hants Int Cup Q/F
    Last Result:
    Alton Res. 5 - 2 Ropley
    Sat 16th Nov (Aldershot Int Cup)

    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
  • Southampton Womens Res (HOME)
    Sun 24th Nov, 2.00pm

    Chairman's Cup
    Last Result:
    Alton Ladies 0 - 12 Eastleigh
    Sun 10th Nov

    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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