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Alvechurch
Needham Market
L Yates (20'), J Ezewele (45'), T Turton (75' Pen)
Full time
Sat 1 Sep 15:00 - The Evo-Stik South - Premier Division Central Attendance 183

Alvechurch 3-0 Needham Market

Church claim impressive win

Alvechurch eased past Needham Market to pick up their third win in a row at Lye Meadow.

Goals from Luke Yates, Joshua Ezwele, and Tom Turton gave Ian Long’s side their third win in a week.

Both sides have made good starts to the season, with newly promoted Alvechurch sitting in 12th place and Needham just outside the play-off places. From the get go, it was the home side who grabbed a hold of the game creating a flurry of chances.

Yates fired wide from the edge of the box, while Josh March’s snapshot hit the post. However, good build-up play saw Alvechurch deservedly take the lead; as Yates poked home a Zack Foster cross.

March, who was a constant nuisance to the Needham defence all day, then fired wide before being denied by a brilliant save from Jake Marsden Jessup.

Needham ended the half strongly however, with Joseph Marsden firing over and being denied by Matthew Sargeant in the Alvechurch goal. Despite this though, they went into the break two goals down; as Ezwele beat three men and slotted home via the post.

In the second half Alvechurch continued their dominance. March hit the post, while Yates fired wide. Mitch Botfield then saw a shot saved by Jessup; before Alvechurch got a third.

Yates was brought down by Jessup in the box; allowing Turton to seal the win from the penalty spot.

The win was one Long will be pleased with, as his side outclassed Needham with clever short passing and he will be hoping for a similar performance when Bromsgrove Sporting re-visit Lye Meadow in the League cup.

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Key moments

20:00
Goal Luke Yates scores for Alvechurch
45:00
Goal Joshua Ezewele scores for Alvechurch
75:00
Scored Penalty Thomas Turton scores a penalty for Alvechurch

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87:00 Yellow Card
Joshua Ezewele is yellow carded for Alvechurch
85:00 Sub Off
Luke Yates is substituted off for Alvechurch
85:00 Sub On
Kieran Cook is substituted on for Alvechurch
79:00 Sub Off
Josh March is substituted off for Alvechurch
79:00 Sub On
Trea Bertie is substituted on for Alvechurch
75:00 Scored Penalty 3 - 0
Thomas Turton scores a penalty for Alvechurch
68:00 Yellow Card
Joseph Marsden is yellow carded for Needham Market
68:00 Sub On
Aaron Birch is substituted on for Alvechurch
68:00 Sub Off
Mitch Botfield is substituted off for Alvechurch
56:00 Saved Shot
Mitch Botfield has a shot saved for Alvechurch
52:00 Missed Shot
Josh March misses a shot for Alvechurch
45:00 Goal 2 - 0
Joshua Ezewele scores for Alvechurch
End of period 1
42:00 Yellow Card
Daniel Morphew is yellow carded for Needham Market
34:00 Saved Shot
Joseph Marsden has a shot saved for Needham Market
29:00 Saved Shot
Josh March has a shot saved for Alvechurch
24:00 Missed Shot
Josh March misses a shot for Alvechurch
20:00 Goal 1 - 0
Luke Yates scores for Alvechurch
18:00 Missed Shot
Josh March misses a shot for Alvechurch
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As it happened

  • Alvechurch
  • Needham Market
  • 0
  • Luke Yates Goal 20:00'
  • Daniel Morphew Yellow Card 42:00'
  • Joshua Ezewele Goal 45:00'
  • Aaron Birch Sub On 68:00'
  • Mitch Botfield Sub Off 68:00'
  • Joseph Marsden Yellow Card 68:00'
  • Thomas Turton Scored Penalty 75:00'
  • Trea Bertie Sub On 79:00'
  • Josh March Sub Off 79:00'
  • Kieran Cook Sub On 85:00'
  • Luke Yates Sub Off 85:00'
  • Joshua Ezewele Yellow Card 87:00'

Team selection

Needham Market
  • 1. Jake Marsden-Jessup
  • 2. Jake Dye
  • 3. Callum Sturgess
  • 4. Jeremiah Kamanzi
  • 5. Kieran Morphew
  • 6. Daniel Morphew
  • 7. Joseph Marsden
  • 8. Gareth Heath
  • 9. Luke Ingram
  • 10. Jamie Griffiths
  • 11. Adam Mills
  • 12. Reece Dobson
  • 14. Tariq Issa
  • 15. George Exworth
  • 16. James Carragher
  • 17. Bradley Cook

League round up

Other Premier Division Central results

1
2
Royston Town
Halesowen Town
1
1
St Neots Town
Hitchin Town
0
1
King's Lynn Town
0
1
Rushall Olympic
2
2
St Ives Town
0
1
1
3
Kettering Town

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Kettering Town 12 31
2. Stourbridge 14 31
3. Alvechurch 14 25
4. Royston Town 14 24
5. Leiston 14 23
6. King's Lynn Town 14 22
7. AFC Rushden & Diamonds 14 22

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