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Adult Committee Club Statement

Posted: 31.03.20

Whilst this is an Adult Committee club statement, this part applies to all associated with Alton Football Club. In these difficult times for everyone, please do look after each other, family, friends, and neighbours and stay safe. Do not treat this situation lightly and respect the recommendations given by NHS and the government.

We, the Adult Committee, believe that the current, shortened season has been a huge success both on the field and off, with a number of highly respectable achievements on the management and playing side (see below), but also with the atmosphere and environment created and enjoyed on the social and supporting side.

Not wanting to divide this into sections, we are covering all those who play their part in making our football club what is today in these comments. From a playing point the season has been both positive and enjoyable, with some very good victories, some missed opportunities and some we won’t mention. What has shone through is the way the whole structure, mangers, players, physio, helpers and committee have created an atmosphere where everyone belongs, this includes the interaction and banter between players, committee, and Jim and his merry band of helpers; you know who you are so no names mentioned.

As a club we have the highest average attendance in Wessex League One of 126.2, which was a 40% improvement on last season. We also had the best disciplinary record in the league with only 29 cautions and 1 dismissal in league games.

We were awarded the Club of the Month twice [November & December] and the Respect award twice [December & January].

On a very positive note we are pleased to announce that last season’s successful team management structures of Kevin Adair and assistants, and Kevin Smith and assistants are happy to continue into next season and are looking forward to the next challenge. We thank Kev, Carl, Jack, Kev, Clive, Dave, Jim, Ian (Ivor) and Rosie for all their efforts and look forward to more of the same next season.

Stay safe,

Best regards to you all from the Adult Committee

A round up of what was a most enjoyable season:

First Team:

League Position:

Ended in 6th [with 8 league games left] with 3 of the top five to play it was certainly in our own hands to finish in the top four.

Played 28, W15 D5 L8 F54 A44 Pts50 - Win percentage 54%

We were on track for our highest finish in the Wessex Division One since our return to the Wessex League five seasons ago and was certainly an improvement on 13th place of last year.

Cup Competitions:

We had reached the Semi Finals of both the Hampshire FA Russell Cotes cup and were due to play Lymington Town at home, and the Aldershot Senior Cup in which, along with Hartley Wintney, were the only teams to have reached that stage.

In all throughout the season:

Games Played 39: Won 23, Draws 5, Lost 11. Goals For 80, Against 65 [including the Pewsey Vale game].

This was achieved by using a settled squad in which George Bowerman & Justin Courtnage appeared in 36 of the 39 games and 12 other players had appeared in 24 or more games. In all we used a total of 40 players.

Reserve Team:

League position:

2nd [with 7 games left]

Pl15 W11 D0 L4 F62 A31 Pts33 - Win percentage 73%

The last two seasons we have finished 10th & 7th so were on for our highest finish in three seasons, this is a great achievement and can be fully commended.

Cup Competitions:

We had reached the Semi Finals in both the Wyvern Challenge Cup and JS Memorial Trophy, and also the Quarter Final of the Aldershot Intermediate Cup. We also lost in the Quarter Final of the Hampshire Trophy.

In all throughout the season:

Played 28, W22, D0, L6, F102 A41

Again this was achieved by using a settled squad with Max Williams leading the appearances with 23, followed by Josh Brown & Aaron Cresswell with 21, with 15 other players being involved in more than half the games played. In all the Reserves used 38 players, three of which are in this seasons youth side, good to see them coming through.



Fixtures & Results

  • US Portsmouth (HOME)
    Tue 29th Sep, 7:45pm

    Sydenhams Wessex League: Div 1

    East Cowes Vics (Away)
    Sat 3rd Oct, 3:00pm

    Sydenhams Wessex League: Div 1
    See all:
    First Team Fixtures & Results 2020-21
    Last Result:
    Laverstock & Ford 5 - 1 Alton
    Sat 19th Sep

    Sydenhams Wessex League
  • Paulsgrove (HOME)
    Sat 26th Sep, 3:00pm

    Hampshire Combination League: East Div

    Fleetlands (HOME)
    Sat 3rd Oct, 3:00pm

    Hampshire Combination League: East Div
    Last Result:
    Alton Res. 4 - 1 Hayling United
    Sat 19th Sep (Challenge Cup First Round)

    Hampshire Combination League
  • Aldershot Town (HOME)
    Thu 8th Oct, 7:45pm

    Allied Counties Youth Football League (Central)

    Bracknell Town (Away)
    Mon 19th Oct, 7:45pm

    Allied Counties Youth Football League (Central)
    Last Result:
    Alton Youth 0 - 4 AFC Porchester
    Thu 10th Sep (FA Youth Cup)

    Allied Counties League
  • Stoneham AFC (HOME)
    Sun 20th Sep, 2:00pm

    FA Cup (Preliminary Rd)
    Last Result:
    Alton Ladies 13 - 0 Meon Milton
    Sun 6th Sep (FA Cup - Extra Prelim.)

    Hampshire County Women's Football League

  • 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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