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Altrincham
Grantham Town
J Hulme (50')
Full time
Sat 23 Sep 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK Premier Division Attendance 736

Gingerbreads Denied

A series of decisions by the match officials denied the Gingerbreads at least a point which they thoroughly deserved.

Penalties and free kicks not awarded changed the result in favour of the home side.

In the second minute, Lee Shaw got away from the Altrincham defence. Home goalkeeper Anthony Thompson raced off his line to challenge, forcing Shaw to hurdle him to avoid a collision. Shaw went to ground, but referee Mr Swallow saw it as a dive and booked the Gingerbreads striker rather than award a penalty.

The game settled into a high quality game with both sides playing good football. Danny Meadows and Olly Luto both had chances, but missed the target. Mr Swallow frustrated the Gingerbreads again on 30 minutes. Jordan Hempenstall's cross struck Joel Jenno-Leto on the arm from 5 yards away, but despite a clear view, Mr Swallow did not see it as a penalty.

Kieran Preston made a good save seven minutes before the break. Tom Peers played in Josh Hancock, but Preston denied the home striker. Michael Hollingsworth was maybe fortunate to stay on the pitch just before half-time. Twice in five minutes he was slightly late on challenges. Fortunately for Hollingsworth, the second challenge only saw a warning from Mr Swallow when he could have shown a second yellow card.

The controversies continued after the break. Just four minutes into the second half, Altrincham won a corner. With the ball in the air inside the six yard box, Preston was twice obstructed, but Mr Swallow let play run and Jordan Hulme poked it home for what turned out to be the decisive goal.

Lee Shaw had the ball in the net after 66 minutes. He got on the end of a flick on and turned the ball in, only to see an offside flag raised to the surprise of most in the ground.

As Grantham pushed forward and had the better of the game late on, Altrincham defended strongly and denied the Gingerbreads clear efforts on goal. Chances came for the home side on the break. Preston saved well from John Johnston had space to shoot. The same player missed the target in injury time as the home side held on.

Key moments

50:00
Goal Jordan Hulme scores for Altrincham

Highlights

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86:00 Sub Off
Tom Potts is substituted off for Grantham Town
86:00 Sub On
Jeremiah Dasaolu is substituted on for Grantham Town
72:00 Sub Off
Andy Wright is substituted off for Grantham Town
72:00 Sub On
Curtis Burrows is substituted on for Grantham Town
59:00 Sub Off
Michael Hollingsworth is substituted off for Grantham Town
59:00 Sub On
Rhys Lewis is substituted on for Grantham Town
50:00 Goal 1 - 0
Jordan Hulme scores for Altrincham
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Altrincham
  • Grantham Town
  • 0
  • Jordan Hulme Goal 50:00'
  • Michael Hollingsworth Sub Off 59:00'
  • Rhys Lewis Sub On 59:00'
  • Andy Wright Sub Off 72:00'
  • Curtis Burrows Sub On 72:00'
  • Jeremiah Dasaolu Sub On 86:00'
  • Tom Potts Sub Off 86:00'

Team selection

Preston, Kieran Preston, Kieran
Potts, Tom Potts, Tom
Baker, Matt Baker, Matt
Shaw, Luke Shaw, Luke
Galinski, Stefan Galinski, Stefan
Luto, Ollie Luto, Ollie
Meadows, Danny Meadows, Danny
Wright, Andy Wright, Andy
Shaw, Lee Shaw, Lee
Hempenstall, Jordan Hempenstall, Jordan
Hollingsworth, Michael Hollingsworth, Michael
Altrincham
  • 1. Anthony Thompson
  • 2. Joel Bembo-Leta
  • 3. Shaun Densmore
  • 4. Tom Hannigan
  • 5. Ben Harrison
  • 6. Jake Moult
  • 7. John Johnston
  • 8. Sam Sheridan
  • 9. Jordan Hulme
  • 10. Tom Peers
  • 11. Josh Hancock
  • 12. James Poole
  • 14. Josh Amis
  • 15. Simon Richman
  • 16. Lewis Short
  • 17. Tim Deasy

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Altrincham 27 59
2. Grantham Town 27 49
3. Shaw Lane 24 49
4. Warrington Town 25 47
5. Farsley Celtic 29 47
6. Ashton United 25 46
7. Workington 28 46

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