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Alton 2 - 1 Hythe & Dibden

Posted: 14.03.18

Alton came back from a goal behind to secure a win and the double over Hythe & Dibden on Tuesday night.

It was Hythe who started brightly and Matt Petts was called into action early on to save from Luke Watts. Callum Burch got away down the right but his cross was behind all the Alton forwards.

Hythe were causing Alton problems down the left and it was no surprise when Dan Gain got away cut inside and gave Petts no chance to give Hythe the lead.

Petts had to be alert minutes later to save from Danqhia, before Alton started to get into their stride and into the game.

Sanderson had a header saved before it was the same player who equalised. Danny Knee got away down the left and his cross was headed towards goal by Jack Chandler, the keeper could only parry and in the ensuing scramble the ball fell to Sanderson who shot home from twelve yards out. Danqhia miscontrolled when again he got in down Alton's left.

Alton were beginning to take control, Knee shot wide, when maybe a pass inside would have been better. Sanderson turned his defender well and set up Joe Clarke but his shot was just over the bar.

It wasn't all one way and Petts had to be alert to save bravely after Watts again got in down the right. Alton forced a series of corners that came to nothing as the half ended.

Alton were nearly caught cold at the start of the second half but Petts again saved. Callum Burch's pace was causing the full back trouble and his cross fell just in front of Sanderson, and unfortunalty for Alton no one else was arriving in the box, for what would have been a tap in.

Chandler was unceremoniously fouled on the edge of the box. Knee's free kick looked destined for the top corner but Tessam some how got back to head clear with the keeper stranded. Petts was again called on to save before Rob Haig got back and cleared of the line after Hythe had sprung Alton's off side trap.

Alton replace Allaway with Channon and almost immediately took the lead, Danny Knee got away down the right and his cross was met first time by Ryan Thomas whose shot gave Bruce no chance.

Alton upped their game and Channon and Knee both had shots over before Joe Clarke forced the keeper to save. It was Burch's turn to get down the right but Knee couldn't get his header on target and it went wide.

Alton thought they had a penalty, when Danny Knee got away and he went round the keeper, but with the linesman waving for a foul the referee decide Knee had dived and gave a free kick to Hythe. Tessam shot over for Hythe and Parker-Trott had a shot wide before the referee bought proceedings to an end, so Alton had secured a hard fought victory and the double over their visitors.

Next up is a trip to bottom of the table Folland Sports on Saturday.

Squad: M. Petts, A.Allaway, M.Graham, R.Thomas, B.Williams, R. Haig, D.Knee, J.Chandler, S.Sanderson, J.Clarke, C.Burch
Subs: J.Channon [used] - M.Corbett & M.Taylor [unused]


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  • Season 2020-21 fixures to follow.

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    Last Result:
    Andover New Street 0 - 0 Alton
    Sat 14th Mar

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    Last Result:
    Alton Res. 9 - 2 Clanfield
    Sat 14th Mar

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    Last Result:
    Alton Youth 1 - 4 Fleet Spurs
    Thu 5th Mar

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    Last Result:
    Eastleigh 7 - 3 Alton Ladies
    Sun 1st Mar

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

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