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Royston Town
Full time
L Chilton (10')
Sat 22 Dec 15:00 - The Evo-Stik South - Premier Division Central

Royston Town 0-1 Alvechurch


Chilton grabs winner on Church return

Alvechurch ensured that they will be in the play-off places for Christmas, with Lee Chilton grabbing the winner on his debut for the club.

Chilton re-joined Alvechurch, who he played for ten years ago, from Sporting Khalsa this week and marked his return by getting on the end of an Andre Landell cross to secure an important three points on the road.

It was the perfect start for Alvechurch with Chilton’s goal coming in the first ten minutes. Royston did respond with James Potton forcing a save from Matthew Sargeant and Vance Bola firing over. Tom Turton then went close with a free-kick, before Chilton fired over having latched onto a stray back-pass as the half ended.

Royston came out strong in the second half but were unable to break through Alvechurch’s superb defence marshalled by Ash Carter and Kyle Morrison. Josh Castiglione curled wide from range and Bola fired over again.

Church though took control of the game and had a number of chances to double their lead; with Chilton, Rahis Nabi, and Tristian Dunkley all being denied by Joe Welch in the Royston goal. These missed chances did not matter however, as Church secured a deserved three points.
That win means Ian Long’s side are unbeaten in four games now and they will be looking to extend that when they take on local rivals Redditch United on boxing day.

Key moments

Goal Lee Chilton scores for Alvechurch


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88:00 Sub Off
Andre Carvalho-Landell is substituted off for Alvechurch
88:00 Sub On
Josh March is substituted on for Alvechurch
86:00 Yellow Card
Lee Chilton is yellow carded for Alvechurch
75:00 Yellow Card
Dave Bellis is yellow carded for Alvechurch
69:00 Sub On
Tristian Dunkley is substituted on for Alvechurch
69:00 Sub Off
Aaron Lloyd is substituted off for Alvechurch
63:00 Sub Off
Mitch Botfield is substituted off for Alvechurch
63:00 Sub On
Rahis Nabi is substituted on for Alvechurch
60:00 Yellow Card
Thomas Turton is yellow carded for Alvechurch
End of period 1
10:00 Goal 0 - 1
Lee Chilton scores for Alvechurch
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As it happened

  • Royston Town
  • Alvechurch
  • 0
  • Lee Chilton Goal 10:00'
  • Thomas Turton Yellow Card 60:00'
  • Mitch Botfield Sub Off 63:00'
  • Rahis Nabi Sub On 63:00'
  • Tristian Dunkley Sub On 69:00'
  • Aaron Lloyd Sub Off 69:00'
  • Dave Bellis Yellow Card 75:00'
  • Lee Chilton Yellow Card 86:00'
  • Josh March Sub On 88:00'
  • Andre Carvalho-Landell Sub Off 88:00'

Team selection

Royston Town
  • 1. Joe Welch
  • 2. Dan Green
  • 3. Luke Oswick
  • 4. Scott Thomas
  • 5. Adam Murray
  • 6. Dan Brathwaite
  • 7. Josh Castiglione
  • 8. Sam Cororan
  • 9. James Potton
  • 10. Vance Bola
  • 11. Rohdell Gordan
  • 12. David Mooney
  • 14. Tom Newman
  • 15. Dan Gallin
  • 16. Joe Newton
  • 17. Hrold Joseph

League round up

Other Premier Division Central results

Rushall Olympic
King's Lynn Town
Kettering Town
Hitchin Town
Halesowen Town
AFC Rushden & Diamonds
St Neots Town
St Ives Town


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Kettering Town 42 94
2. King's Lynn Town 42 80
3. Stourbridge 42 78
4. Alvechurch 42 73
5. Stratford Town 42 72
6. Coalville Town 42 67
7. Biggleswade Town 42 66

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