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Wick 0 - 0 Alton (1-4 Pens)

Posted: 11.09.21

This game of football can drain you of every emotion and continues to prove year after year why so many love it.

This was a game on paper that Aton were expected to win and they were clearly the better side over the 90 minutes but every football cliche ever written was proven.

The visitors dominated possession throughout the game but the final ball just wouldn't drop. The home keeper made 4 top class saves, the defenders blocked anything that was goal bound and on more than one occasion shots from good positions were scuffed wide of the target.

The second half was particularly one way traffic but the home side dug in as the clock ticked down. Wave after wave of attacks were built on controlled football and at no stage did Alton resort to just throwing hopeful balls into the Wick goalmouth.

Then in the 87th minute out of nowhere Wick were awarded a penalty after the rarest of forays into the box. Were we about to witness one of those smash and grabs that occasionally grip us? Oh no, Keiron Greene had other ideas keeping Alton in the competition with a great save, diving to his left, the visitors defence smothering the ball clear.

Cue the final whistle. He then went on to save two more penalties in the shootout that followed that whistle, extra time no longer a necessity.

The right result eventually but the drama of the cup is still alive and kicking.

Fixtures & Results


    Fareham Town (Away)
    Tue 21st Sep, 7:45pm

    Hampshire Senior Cup 2nd Round

    Pagham (HOME)
    Sat 25th Sep, 3:00pm

    FA Vase Second Qualifying Round
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    First Team Fixtures & Results 2021-22
    Last Result:
    Fareham Town 1 - 2 Alton
    Sat 18th Sep

    Wessex League

    US Portsmouth (Away)
    Sat 25th Sep, 3:00pm

    Hampshire Combination League
    Last Result:
    Alton Res. 5 - 2 Downton
    Sat 18th Sep (League Cup First Round)

    Hampshire Combination League

    Ash Utd (HOME)
    Thu 23rd Sep, 7:45pm

    Allied Counties Youth Football League (West)

    Guildford City (Away)
    Wed 29th Sep, 7:45pm

    Allied Counties Youth Football League (West)
    Last Result:
    Sholing 0 - 1 Alton Youth
    Thu 16th Sep (FA Youth Cup)

    Allied Counties League

    Bournemouth Sports Ladies Reserves (HOME)
    Sun 26th Sep, 2:00pm

    Hampshire County Womens Football League
    Last Result:
    Alton Ladies 4 - 7 Widbrook
    Sun 12th Sep

    Hampshire County Women's Football League

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