ALTRINCHAM FC MATCH REPORTS
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ALTRINCHAM FIRST XI (2) 5
ALTRINCHAM FC YOUTH XI (0) 0
played at Manchester Health Academy
on Saturday, 29 June 2019, at 2pm
A team comprising first teamers and trialists overcame an Altrincham FC youth team 5-0 in sweltering heat on the artificial surface in Baguley.
- 15 mins: John JOHNSTON (ALTRINCHAM FIRST XI 1 ALTRINCHAM FC YOUTH XI 0)
- 44 mins: Conor BRANSON (ALTRINCHAM FIRST XI 2 ALTRINCHAM FC YOUTH XI 0)
- 60 mins: Lewis SALMON (ALTRINCHAM FIRST XI 3 ALTRINCHAM FC YOUTH XI 0)
- 68 mins: Zac CORBETT (ALTRINCHAM FIRST XI 4 ALTRINCHAM FC YOUTH XI 0)
- 81 mins: Max HARROP (ALTRINCHAM FIRST XI 5 ALTRINCHAM FC YOUTH XI 0)
ATTENDANCE: About 50
First-teamers who took part for some or all of the game were Connor Hampson, who captained the team, Ben Harrison, John Johnston, Toby Mullarkey and Conor Branson, who all started the match, and Max Harrop who came on before the break. In the second half we also saw James Jones, Nathan Arnold (pictured, right) and Tony Thompson. Watching the game but not participating was Matt Chadwick.
The trialists included Hungarian goalkeeper Dan Gyollai (Stoke City), defender Zac Corbett (ex-Southport and FCUM), Lewis Salmon (Hanley Town, ex-Stafford Rangers and Leek Town), winger Jamal Crawford (ex-Chester FC), Ethan Cartwright (Newcastle Town) and Shakeel Jones (ex-Bolton Wanderers).
ALTRINCHAM FIRST XI (Red & white striped shirts, black shorts, red socks): 1. Dan Gyollai, 2. Harry Sheridan, 3. Connor Hampson (c), 15. Ben Harrison, 5, Zac Corbett, 6. Toby Mullarkey, 7. John Johnston, 8. Conor Branson, 9. TBC 10. Lewis Salmon, 11. Jamal Crawford. Subs: 4* Shakeel Jones, 10* Max Harrop, 14. Ethan Cartwright, 16. Nathan Arnold, 19. James Jones, 20. Tony Thompson.
ALTRINCHAM FC YOUTH XI (Purple shirts and shorts, white socks): TBC
This was the first pre-season game of the summer.
In 30+ degree temperatures, which were to necessitate several drinks breaks during the afternoon, John Johnston opened the scoring after 15 minutes. Midway through the half came the first of several "cooling breaks", as the football authorities now seem to term them, took place.
On 34 minutes, Max Harrop replaced Mullarkey in midfield.
Great skill by the youth team's no.11 led to a shot which went narrowly wide. Then Harrop impressed but his shot struck the post (41 mins).
Debutant midfielder Conor Branson doubled the lead, just before half-time, when he finished off a neat move, initiated by trialist Jamal Crawford and the ball to the scorer was relayed by Connor Hampson.
Despite the first-team naturally dominating proceedings, the youth team worked hard and had several good moments themselves.
|Half-Time: ALTRINCHAM FIRST XI 2|
ALTRINCHAM FC YOUTH XI 0
In the second half, several changes of personnel at the interval included the introduction of new signing Nathan Arnold on the left-wing. Tony Thompson and James Jones also joined the game at this point.
Altrincham First Team continued to dominate before trialist Lewis Salmon made it 3-0. The fourth goal arrived midway through the half from another trialist, Zac Corbett, as his shot proved too hot for the keeper to save. On the right, trialist Jamal Crawford impressed before the scoring was completed by Max Harrop's well-taken goal as the game went into its final ten minutes.
|Full-Time: ALTRINCHAM FIRST XI 5|
ALTRINCHAM FC YOUTH XI 0