Alton United 3-3 Mytchett Athletic Old Boys (11th December 2016)

Dec 11, 2016   //   by Clive Spooner   //   Match Reports  //  No Comments
11/12/2016 at Alton United, Anstey Park.
Alton United 3-3 Mytchett Athletic Old Boys
Craig Fanner, Darren Hurn (2)
Team: Clive Spooner, Tommy Donoghue, Charles Mtetwa, Stuart Childerhouse, Mark Ingle, Stuart Winn, Malcolm Watts, Michael Paice, Paul Kelly, Craig Fanner, Carl Swain Subs: Darren Hurn, Brian Theobold, Mark Fenners, Mark Slocombe
Man of the Match – Malcolm Watts
Player of the Day – Tommy Donoghue

The Mytchett Athletic Old Boys came to Alton with an unbeaten league record and this top of the table clash was going to have quite a bearing on where the title ends come the seasons end.

Against the run of play the opposition took the lead after a back pass was closed quickly by the opposition and the Mytchett keeper’s clearance rebounded into the Mytchett net 1-0.

This motivated the Mytchett team and eventually one of many chances for Carl Swain was converted by Craig Fanner and the score at half time was 1-1.

At half time the introduction of Darren Hurn soon paid it’s reward and Mytchett took the lead 1-2.

Mytchett’s defence of Stuart Childerhouse, Tommy Donoghue, Charles Mtetwa (Brian Theobold) and Mark Ingle (Mark Fenners) were solid but a speculative shot by the opposition swerved and dipped and beat the Mytchett keeper 2-2.

Both teams sensed the chance to win and Paul Kelly, Michael Paice, Stuart Winn, Mark Slocombe, Darren Hurn and Carl Swain all pressurised the opposition goal and the impressive Malcolm Watts rattled the woodwork.

At the other end the Mytchett keeper pulled of a world class save to deny the opposition the lead.

The excellent Tommy Donoghue went off with 5 minutes remaining and the opposition snatched a goal from a corner while Mytchett were still adjusting to the defensive change 3-2.

With minutes to go Mytchett got a deserved equaliser through Darren Hurn and continue their unbeaten league run.

MOTM was a tough choice with some excellent performances but Malcolm Watts deserves the award for an excellent display.

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