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Laverstock & Ford 1 - 4 Alton

Posted: 22.03.17

Alton completed an impressive win on Tuesday night and gained a bit of revenge for a humiliating defeat earlier in the season.

The visitors started brightly and gained an early lead when the returning Sanderson scored from close range after a goal mouth scramble from a Sean Hayse corner. The dream start continued as Sanderson netted his second soon after, again scoring from close range after good work down the left flank. Alton continued to press forward as Watts and Sanderson both had chances to extend the lead further all this in the first 15 minutes. It wasnt all one way traffic though as the hosts grew into the game, with Petts making a good save from point blank range closely followed by tipping a shot from the edge of the area around the post. The half finished with Alton on the front foot again although they could only hit the post after an impressive run and shot from Taylor Watts.

The second half was as open and entertaining, as Laverstock committed men forward to try and get a foothold in the game. Early chances came and went for both sides, indeed it was to be an own goal from Adkins that cost Alton as they stopped for an off side flag that didnt materialise and Adkins diverted a header passed the stranded Petts in the Alton goal. To their credit this did not affect Alton who were on the back of three defeats, the attacking football continued and the third and crucial goal cam when Burch was bought down after a defence splitting pass from the impressive Clarke who has returned recently to the club. The penalty was confidently slotted away by Watts scoring penalties in consecutive games. Alton then made their first change with Westwood replacing Clarke who had run himself into the ground, the home team then threw caution to the wind but Alton kept a good shape and the back four of Moore, Adkins and the Way brothers were up to all the challenges thrown at them. With the game stretched and the pace upfront and wide Alton created chance after chance Jackson missed a couple of chances, Burch had a shot cleared of the line. Alton were not to be denied the fourth as Jackson completed the scoring slotting home from 8 yards after good work and cross from the right side. The final change came when Mark Taylor made his return replacing the ever spitting Sanderson, Taylor went on to have a snap shot well blocked.

This was an exceptional performance, with Alton fully deserving this victory over a side well placed in third position before this fixture. It was a great team effort with every player contributing to the game.

Petts, R Way, Adkins, Moore, J Way, Hayes, Clarke, Burch, Watts, Sanderson, Jackson.

Used subs, Westwood, Taylor

Not used (again), Beaumont, Ventham (youth policy)


Fixtures & Results


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    Last Result:
    Alton 3 - 1 Whitchurch United
    Tue 15th Dec

    Sydenhams Wessex League

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    Last Result:
    Clanfield 3 - 2 Alton Res.
    Sat 12th Dec

    Hampshire Combination League
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    Thu 14th Jan, 7:45pm

    Allied Counties Youth Football League (Central)

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    Thu 21st Jan, 7:45pm

    Allied Counties Youth Football League (Central)
    Last Result:
    Alton Youth 3 - 2 Thatcham Town
    Thu 10th Dec

    Allied Counties League


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    Last Result:
    US Portsmouth Womens 4 - 0 Alton Ladies
    Sun 1st Nov

    Hampshire County Women's Football League

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