Alton Town Youth moved to the top of the Allied Counties League table as a result of a fine away win against Camberley Town, who had sat in second place just above them before kick off.
Alton's youngsters achieved a deserved three points with a lung bursting display and no little skill.
This skill was best illustrated in the 22nd minute when a Jay McQuitty clearance found Elliot Tricker out on the right but well covered by two defenders. Alas for Camberley they needed more than two as Elliot found space to cross to his striking partner Callum Burch who, with back to goal, delicately controlled the ball with the outside of his boot before turning and scoring low to the keeper's left.
McQuitty it was again who created Alton's second on 35 minutes when his through ball was well met by Elliot Tricker who brushed aside the attentions of Camberley's centre back to delicately lob their keeper.
Camberley came back strongly in the second half, playing three up front, but were limited to a series of corners as Alton defended throughout the team with terriers Olly Copplestone and Nick Sharp not prepared to surrender midfield lightly and wingers Marcus Moore and Alex Ledger eager to both track back and surge forward when the opportunity arose.
On 79 minutes an excellent low drive from distance found the bottom corner and gave Camberley hope. Their renewed pressure, however, simply aroused Alton's splendid centre backs Lewis Graham and Mike Turner, ably assisted by the powerful full backs McQuitty and Josh Brewster, into even more determined defending - denying Camberley another attempt on target - while Burch, Tricker and late substitutes Jake Bishop and Jack Jones carried the ball forward at every opportunity.
Alton Youth entertain Liss Youth at home on Monday with an earlier kick off at 7.30
ALTON TOWN YOUTH
Jay McQuitty, Mike Turner, Lewis Graham, Josh Brewster:
Marcus Moore (Jack Jones), Nick Sharp (Jake Bishop) Olly Copplestone, Alex Ledger:
Callum Burch, Elliot Tricker
Subs not used: Scott Browne, Josh Brown.