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Alvechurch 1sts - Match centre

Hitchin Town
Alvechurch
C Smith (12')
Full time
J March (51')
Sat 15 Sep 15:00 - The Evo-Stik South - Premier Division Central Attendance 361

Hitchin Town 1-1 Alvechurch

March earns Church a point

Josh March's second half goal earned Alvechurch a draw, and extended their unbeaten run to six games, against Hitchin Town.

The home side had taken the lead thanks to a brilliant Charlie Smith goal, but March's clever finish in the second half gave Ian Long's side a deserved lead.

The first half was full of plenty of chances, with Kyle Morrison having his header tipped over by Michael Johnson, before Smith opened the scoring. With a free-kick on the edge of the box, the midfielder superbly curled the ball into the bottom corner past Matthew Sargeant in the Alvechurch goal.

This was the first goal Alvechurch had conceded in four games and they tried to hit back, with a quick counter attack leading to Kieran Cook firing wide; before March hit the bar with header. Hitchin also had chances of their own, with Jack Green and Charlie Thake forcing saves from Sargeant.

The second half started off the same as the first, with Morrison again being denied by Johnson in the Hitchin goal. Soon after though, Alvechurch equalised with March getting in-between the Hitchin defender and Johnson to slot the ball into the empty net. This led to Church pushing forward for a second, with Johnson on hand to save from Taylor Morrison; and then brilliantly tip Aaron Birch's point blank header over the bar; albeit the latter was offside.

Despite not getting the win, Alvechurch will be pleased with the point having gone behind to keep up their unbeaten run; and means a potential win over Stourbridge at Lye Meadow on Tuesday could move them into the play-off places.

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Key moments

12:00
Goal Charlie Smith scores for Hitchin Town
51:00
Goal Josh March scores for Alvechurch

Highlights

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90:00 +1:00 Yellow Card
Jamie Willets is yellow carded for Alvechurch
84:00 Sub Off
Dave Bellis is substituted off for Alvechurch
84:00 Sub On
Aaron Birch is substituted on for Alvechurch
78:00 Yellow Card
Dave Bellis is yellow carded for Alvechurch
75:00 Sub On
Andrew Parsons is substituted on for Alvechurch
75:00 Sub Off
Joshua Ezewele is substituted off for Alvechurch
66:00 Saved Shot
Taylor Morrison has a shot saved for Alvechurch
58:00 Sub On
Aaron Lloyd is substituted on for Alvechurch
58:00 Sub Off
Mitch Botfield is substituted off for Alvechurch
51:00 Goal 1 - 1
Josh March scores for Alvechurch
End of period 1
35:00 Saved Shot
Charlie Thake has a shot saved for Hitchin Town
28:00 Missed Shot
Josh March misses a shot for Alvechurch
20:00 Missed Shot
Kieran Cook misses a shot for Alvechurch
12:00 Goal 1 - 0
Charlie Smith scores for Hitchin Town
6:00 Saved Shot
Kyle Morrison has a shot saved for Alvechurch
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As it happened

  • Hitchin Town
  • Alvechurch
  • 0
  • Charlie Smith Goal 12:00'
  • Josh March Goal 51:00'
  • Aaron Lloyd Sub On 58:00'
  • Mitch Botfield Sub Off 58:00'
  • Andrew Parsons Sub On 75:00'
  • Joshua Ezewele Sub Off 75:00'
  • Dave Bellis Yellow Card 78:00'
  • Aaron Birch Sub On 84:00'
  • Dave Bellis Sub Off 84:00'
  • Jamie Willets Yellow Card 90:00 +1:00'

Team selection

Hitchin Town
  • 1. Michael Johnson
  • 2. Alexander Anderson
  • 3. Noah Chesman
  • 4. Lewis Ferrell
  • 5. Dan Webb
  • 6. Josh Bickerstaff
  • 7. Macsen Fraser
  • 8. Charlie Smith
  • 9. Charlie Thake
  • 10. Scott Becgrove
  • 11. Jack Green
  • 12. Matt Spring
  • 14. Trey Charles
  • 15. Isaac Callifono
  • 16. Ezra Foroe
  • 17. Michael King

League round up

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1
3
St Neots Town
Halesowen Town
2
2
King's Lynn Town
Kettering Town
1
2
1
3
Tamworth
1
1
Rushall Olympic
Royston Town
2
1
AFC Rushden & Diamonds
St Ives Town
0
0

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Kettering Town 11 28
2. Stourbridge 12 25
3. Royston Town 13 24
4. Leiston 13 23
5. Alvechurch 13 22
6. Biggleswade Town 12 21
7. Coalville Town 12 20

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