Narrow defeat as Alford rue missed chances

Alford Town 1 Young Dons 2

ALFORD kicked off against the Young Dons, on the new pitch, and Denby had an early chance, and as the ball fell to Vann, he laid the ball off to Paul who shot, but the keeper saved.

Walsh laid the ball off to Paul, who fed it up the field to Denby who was deemed to be offside, despite a great move.

Young Dons were playing well, but Langlois and Lowes were defending well, with Cole and Harrison alongside them.

Alford won a free kick and Cole stepped up to take. He found Briggs, who shot just wide with a great effort.

Young Dons crossed the ball in and Archie Paul cleared the ball well.

Alford won a corner, and Beardsmore crossed a fantastic ball in, from which Denby planted into the top right hand corner with his head to give Alford a 1-0 lead.

It was a while before Alford won another corner and they tried to replicate the previous effort, with Beardsmore firing the ball in and Denby getting on the end of it, but the ball went just wide.

Alford were playing well, with Walsh troubling the defence down the right and linking up with Marshall who was himself was having a good game.

The score at half time was 1-1, following a Young Dons equaliser.

The Young Dons number 17 was having a good game, and in the second half, they broke, and scored to make it 2-1.

Alford were playing well, trying hard to get the equaliser, and they kept their defence tight this week, so they were able to fend off the advances from the Dons.

Alford had several chances from Briggs, Walsh and Bates, but just couldn’t convert them into goals and the game ended 2-1 to the Young Dons.

Player of the match for Alford Town was Jack Langlois.