Alton picked a very useful point away at Wimborne on Saturday but may well be kicking themselves for not pinching all 3.
The first half produced some good football from both sides and Alton’s ambitions soon grew as they realised that the home back four were lacking In pace as first Simba Mlambo an then Pa Kinteh exploited the space in behind the full backs in creating good chances that were smothered by the home keeper.
As In previous years Wimborne remain a very good side going forward and the Alton back four were kept on their toes. Dan Hill made one great save during the first half, blocking with his legs as a home striker broke clear.
The second half started with a bang as Alton took the lead in their first attack, Tony Lumb who enjoyed an excellent performance throughout controlled an awkward ball into the box before smashing the ball high into the roof of the net. This galvanised the home side into applying a spell of pressure that eventually led to a scrambled equaliser when the away side were unable to clear a corner.
The last 20 minutes were very eventful as both sides saw the opportunity to win the game. On a couple of occasions Alton desperately cleared in goalmouth scrambles. Mlambo was just held up when clear on goal and on 3 or 4 occassions Alton found themselves in great areas in attack, but were unable to apply the right pass that would have surely sent them home with all 3 points.
Jonny Gray, Lee McGavin, Conor Geoghegan, Kurt Hunter:
Matt Rayner (Marcus Moore), Ian Humble, Tony Lumb, Cav Ferris (Ryan Justice):
Simba Mlambo, Pa Kinteh