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Harsh red card for Aldermaston
AFC ALDERMASTON could only pick up one point from their last two Hampshire Premier League games – a 2-2 draw with visiting Baffins Milton Rovers coming before a 1-0 defeat to Paulsgrove.
Aldermaston took the lead against Baffins as Kai Parton-Edey and Matt Hoyte combined for Chris Allen to head home.
On the 15 minute mark a corner sailed to the far side where a Baffins full back crashed in a shot, which hit Allen on the arm as he tried to protect himself. Allen was somewhat harshly sent-off and the visitors equalised from the spot.
Baffins then took the lead after 30 minutes, but Aldermaston were level by the break as Jon Rooney found Michael Porter, who cut through the defence and scored.
After the interval Aldermaston could have won the game, but, having played 75 minutes with 10 men, had to settle for a draw.
Manager Terry Rooney said: “I felt the penalty was ball to hand, not hand to ball, so it was harsh and did not help us, but I could not ask for anything more from the players as they were out on their feet at the end.”
In the Paulsgrove game, Aldermaston were minus seven first team players and, with no goalkeeper in the club due to other commitments and injuries, striker Parton-Edey had to go in goal.
The visitors scored the game winner after 12 minutes, but Ricky Rogers, Porter and Andy Barfoot were all denied with good chances.
Aldermaston boss Rooney said: “We had enough chances to win the game, but ended up being beaten, which was disappointing.”
Aldermaston are on their travels to AFC Stoneham this weekend, hoping to do better than Overton who lost 4-1 to the same opponents last week.
Next up for Overton is a visit from lowly Bishop’s Waltham Town on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).