ALTRINCHAM FC YOUTH TEAM MATCH REPORT

CHESTER FC YOUTH 2 ALTRINCHAM FC YOUTH 1

NWYA Premier League
Sunday, 19th October 2014


LINE-UP

ALTRINCHAM: 1. Burrows, 2. Clancy, 3. Farrington, 4. McGrath, 5. Foster, 6. Taylor (c), 7. Arrowsmith, 8. Folagbade, 9. Reid, 10. Coffey, 11. Cain. Subs: 12. Bellingham, 15. Dwyer, 16. Crompton, 17. Simpson

REPORT

James Farrington, left-back for Altrincham FC Youth, has kindly provided the following match report...

Chester opened the game the more lively of the two teams, however without really threatening the Alty goal in the opening minutes of the game. Altrincham kept a tight unit and did not give the Chester midfield any spaces to play the ball in, behind the back four.

Chester continued to be the more dominant in the half, creating half-chances, which were highly ambitions attempts from distance which never looked like passing Burrows, in goal. Chester’s best chance of the half came in the last five minutes of the half, a whipped-in corner was attacked at the near post and flicked onto the back post to be headed away off the line by Farrington. Altrincham had few chances in the first half, while soaking up the Chester pressure, and had done what they were asked by manager George Heslop and coach Chris Adams.


Half-Time: CHESTER FC YOUTH 0 ALTRINCHAM FC YOUTH 0

Two minutes into the second half Chester took the lead. Another ambitious effort from the edge of the area took a wicked deflection and, luckily, fell to a Chester forward in the area, who slotted the ball into the bottom left corner.

More pressure from Chester occurred; they hit the bar five minutes into the second half and got a free kick, a minute later, on the edge of the area. Altrincham looked rattled by the early goal conceded in the first half.

Ten minutes into the half Chester were awarded a penalty, The advancing Chester forward found himself one-on-one with Burrows, who clipped the striker as he knocked the ball past the keeper. The home side converted the penalty and took a two-goal advantage. This led Altrincham to change formation to a more attacking 3-5-2, which worked well as they bounced back relatively strongly.

Midway into the second half, Altrincham were awarded a penalty for a handball by the Chester Centre half. Dwyer confidently stepped up and placed the ball into the bottom left corner.

Altrincham continued to press, looking to find that equaliser. Dwyer found himself one-on-one with the keeper but was brought down by the Chester centre-half outside the area. What looked to be a blatant foul to the spectators and the linesman, who flagged for a foul, was waved on by the referee and saw the passing of a glorious chance for Alty.

Altrincham thought they had equalised into added time when Crompton stuck the ball in the Chester net. However, offside was given by the assistant referee. The Robins looked the better side throughout the second half but the game finished 2-1 to Chester, with Altrincham not finding that all important equaliser and frustrated that they could not capitalise on the amount of possession they had had.

James Farrington.


Full-Time: CHESTER FC YOUTH 2 ALTRINCHAM FC YOUTH 1