NW Youth Alliance Premier Division match
played on Sunday, 16 August, 2015
at Partington Sports Village, 2.30pm


ALTRINCHAM FC YOUTH (Red and white striped shirts, black shorts, red socks), 1. Daniel HAVERN, 2. Alex ROBBINS, 12, Peter IVACOYAU, 4. Callum JONES, 5. Joseph CONWAY, 6. Rhain DAVIS, 7. Dominic NEWTON, 8. Brad ASPINALL, 17. Dylan WAGSTER, 10.Ashley KNOWLES, 11. Jude OYIBO. Subs: 13. Thomas SMITH, 14. Mitchell ROBERTSON, 9. Dominic O'GARA, 16. Lawrence ROBINSON, Ashley LEATHER.

SALFORD CITY (Blue) 1, Joshue SEGBE, 2. Craig WRIGHT, 3. Theodore BARR, 4. Harry FISHER, 5. Andy BOTCHEY, 6. Mitchum FISHER, 7. Kade CULF, 8. Michael BRHANE, 9. Joseph HINGLI, 10. James WOODWARD, 11. Ezequiel INCAQUE. Subs: 12. Harry GASKILL, 14. Derrell GEORGE, 15. Andre C. DE SOUSA, 16. Ellis SACKFIELD.


On a warm humid afternoon in Partington, Altrincham won an early corner before having their first clear chance when a corner, won by Newton, gave Conway a header, which he headed wide (5 mins). Altrincham were now on top but they now conceded an unnecessary freekick just outside the box, to the left of goal.

Barr took the kick and curled an excellent effort over goalkeepr Havern and into the top corner of the net, off the woodwork, to give the visitors the lead against the run of play (8 mins).

Nevertheless, Altrincham continued to enjoy plenty of possession but without seriously threatening a goal. The nearest to a goal that they came was a lashed shot across the face of goal by Dybo in the 27th minute.

A rare Salford threat came two minutes later when Ivacoyau and Havern combined to halt a Salford foray into the box (29 mins).

Altrincham did have the ball in the net after 34 minutes, following a freekick for a foul by Botchey on Davis. A goalmouth scramble followed the freekick and Davis was instrumental in the ball entering the net but it was ruled out for offside (34 mins).

Altrincham brought on Mitchell Robinson for Jones (41 mins) after the latter had taken a knock. Five minutes later the change of personnel was reversed. As half time approached, Newton got clear but was tripped by Botchey, who was booked.


George and De Sousa joined the game at half time in place of City's Culf and Hingli. Alty started the half well and the lively Newton got clear but shot wide (48 mins). A Salford corner was dealt with before Conway was cautioned for felling Brhane (53 mins).

Altrincham grabbed an equalizer after 54 minutes when a punt upfield from Havern got Wagster running behind the visitors' defence. He held off a challenge to score past Segbe. Alty now almost went ahead when Dybo's dribble got him into the goalmouth but he lofted his shot high over the bar.

Sackfield now replaced Incaque for City. But Alty had their tails up and, as Newton outpaced the defence, he was upended by the advancing keeper. Segbe, however, escaped even a booking but the penalty was awarded. Davis convincingly scored to give Altrincham the lead (58 mins).

Following an Altrincham corner, Ivacoyou was booked, presumably for simulation after going down in the box. It was to prove an expensive caution. With Alty now in control, City rang the changes with three more changes of personnel by the 66th minute.

City's Jones got himself booked for a crude challenge on the dangerous Newton (69 mins). Seven minutes later, Alty's Ivacoyou picked up a second yellow card for a minor transgression and was sent off (76 mins).

A fine dribble by Davis now drew a lunge from Mitchum Fisher and the City man joined the names in the referee's book (79 ins). City made more changes from the bench but Alty continued to look comfortable even with only ten men.

Five minutes from time, Alty brought on O'Gara up front and they looked to have the match sewn up until the closing moments when they conceded three freekicks. The last of these, in the ninetieth minute, was committed by Wagster, some 22 yards from his own goal on the Salford inside left channel.

For the second time in the game a well taken freekick, this time by Harry Fisher, brought City a goal. His freekick sailed into the top corner, to Havern's left. Having worked hard to gain control of the match, Alty had thrown away two points with a needless dismissal and by conceding two goals from freekicks.