AFC Aldermaston’s excellent run of 10 consecutive wins was finally brought to an end last Wednesday, as they were held 2-2 away at Hampshire Premier League title hopefuls Locks Heath.
The hosts took an early lead but Aldermaston were level inside 10 minutes, Matty Wilkins firing home from 10 yards.
Terry Rooney’s men got their noses in front before half-time, Wilkins collecting Barry Smith through-ball to score, but a mistake by Martin King allowed Locks Heath to pull level on 55 minutes.
Aldermaston had chances to win the game but were unable to take them, and worse was to follow at home to Liphook on Saturday.
Goals from Kai Parton-Edey and Michael Porter had Aldermaston 2-0 up at half-time and while Liphook pulled one back, King’s header from a corner put the hosts 3-1 up with 15 minutes to go.
Another win looked nailed on but Liphook pulled a goal back almost straight from the kick-off, caught Aldermaston on the break to level and won the game with an own-goal two minutes from, Callum Eaton the unlucky defender putting through his own net.
Aldermaston are due to take on Fleet Town in the semi-finals of the Basingstoke Senior Cup tonight, assuming the pitch is passed fit following recent heavy rain.