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AFC Aldermaston enjoy home rule over Overton
AFC Aldermaston opened won their opening Hampshire Premier League home game over local rivals Overton 2-1 last Wednesday.
Overton had the better of the first 45 minutes, but with no goals there was still all to play for after the break AFC started the second half the better and took the lead on 48 minutes through Matty Wilkins, after he headed in a pin-point cross from Jordan Cox.
Overton equalised on 55 minutes when Ollie Ambrose sent Ben Smith the wrong way from the penalty spot.
A change in formation aided the Aldermaston cause, Michael Porter moving from centre back to centre midfield. From here Porter ran the game and on 68 minutes a corner from Cox was met by a bullet header from Dan Alliston.
As the game came to a close Porter and Wilkins had chances to add a third Aldermaston goal.
The only down side for the home side was they lost midfielder Jon Rooney to a bad ankle injury after 40 minutes.
Aldermaston were unable to make it three wins on the trot last Saturday as they lost 2-1 to visiting Locksheath as both teams ended the game with 10 men.
The home side opened the scoring on eight minutes and soon after Aldermaston’s cause was not helped as Sam Ampleford was sent-off after lashing out after a tackle.
Just a minute before the break Steve Neary went round the Locksheath goalie only to be brought down and was sent-off.
On came the sub goalie and he made a superb save from Wilkins to keep his side in front.
That lead was doubled with eight minutes left, before Carmal Tonna scored with three minutes left to set up a tense finale.
Last Saturday, Overton were in cup action and lost 2-1 at QK Southampton after Laith Aldoori had given them the lead, but the south coast side hit back with two second-half goals.
The village side are on their travels again in the league this time on Saturday with a trip to Liphook.