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Overton United beat AFC Aldermaston in Hampshire Premier League derby
OVERTON got the better of hosts AFC Aldermaston when the sides met in the Hampshire Premier League last Wednesday night.
There was little goalmouth action in the first half, which was something of a midfield battle – but Overton took the initiative after the break.
They enjoyed a bit of pressure and took the lead from a corner on 55 minutes, Dave Parry finding the back of the net from close range to end a goalmouth scramble.
Aldermaston hit back almost immediately, Jamie Porter playing the ball through for Phil Howard to slot home from 10 yards on the hour.
However, Overton soon regained the lead, a good move down the right between Dan Houseman and Ross Cook leading to an excellent shot from the corner of the penalty area by Alex Jupp – and the visitors held on to win 2-1.
Both managers agreed that the game had been won by the better side on the night.
Overton boss Titch Bloomfield said: “I did feel we have played a lot better and come away with nothing this season. We defended when we had to and everyone played their part but overall I think we just shaded it and deserved to win.”
Aldermaston manager Terry Rooney added: “They deserved it to be fair. They wanted it more than us and it was our most disappointing performance of the season.”
Aldermaston bounced back with a win, beating visiting Upham 5-1 in the Hampshire Premier League Cup on Saturday.
The visitors took the lead on 25 minutes but Kevin Blakey had Aldermaston level before half-time and they took control after the break, Dan Alliston netting a hat-trick and Michael Porter completing the rout.
Overton were unable to build on their success, a much-changed side losing 4-2 at high-flying Headley.
The visitors took the lead through Parry but a soft penalty had Headley level before half-time. Two quick goals put the hosts in charge after the break and while Chris Morris pulled one back from the penalty spot, Headley completed the scoring on the counter.
Overton play their first home game of the season on Saturday, hosting AFC Stoneham. Aldermaston were in action last night, at home to Baffin Milton Rovers, while they have a home game against Paulsgrove on Saturday.
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