ALTRINCHAM FC YOUTH (1) 4
HYDE UNITED FC YOUTH (0) 1
NWYA Neil Thomason Cup
played on Sunday, 2 October 2016, k.o. 2pm
ALTRINCHAM FC YOUTH (Yellow shirts and socks, blue shorts): 1. Cameron TERRY, 2. Tom KELLY, 3. Sam BOWN, 4. Deklan HILL, 5. Josh GRAHAM, 7. Darius PALMER, 8. Peter IACOVOU, 9. Jordan HENRY, 11. Enis HOLTI, 14. Andy MATISHI, 17. Thabani JAMBAYA. Subs: 6. Jordan MILNE, 12. Alex FOORD, 14. Aaron CLAYTON, 15. Ricardo PEMBELE
Hyde kicked off in warm sunshine in this cup competition named to commemorate former Alty Youth coach, Neil Thomason. After a quiet opening, with neither side seriously threatening the other's goal, Hyde made an early substitution (no.12 for 7) (11 mins). The home side were having the better of things without imposing themselves on the fixture.
Altrincham did carve out an opening in the 14th minute when Jambaya was put clear on the left but his underhit shot was comfortably saved.
Soon afterwards Altrincham won a less than clear-cut penalty when Jambaya was adjudged to have been brought doen in the box. Holti drove the penalty home to give Altrincham a 16th minute lead. From the restart, Hyde went close with a shot past the post.
Hyde, for whom their skilful no.11 stood out, made another substitution in the 20th minute and the visitors went on to enjoy a good spell over the next few minutes.
Just after the half-hour, Altrincham made a swap as Clayton replaced Holti. Altrincham again gaind the ascendancy and the visitors' no. 5 was fortunate to escape a booking after he pulled down the lively Jambaya (38 mins).
Altrincham went close to a second goal when following a freekick, Graham was just unable to poke home a close-range effort. Then, Bown cut in from the left but his right-footed shot cleared the bar (44 mins).
|Half-Time: ALTRINCHAM FC YOUTH 1|
HYDE UNITED FC YOUTH 0
Soon after the restart, Hyde got in a tangle when their keeper came out to kick clear but missed the ball. A defender cleared the immediate danger before a team-mate had to clear an Alty follow-up from off the line.
For Altrincham, Foord was now on the pitch. Hyde equalised some five minutes into the half. Following a freekick, the ball came off their no.5 and Hyde's no.12 was left with a tap-in to make it 1-1.
Around the hour mark, Altrincham made more changes as Pembele and Holti came on. Hyde had been more of a threat in the second half but Altrincham then edged in front soon after the hour mark as Pembele rode a foul challenge and slotted the ball home through the keeper's legs for a well-taken goal.
Three minutes later, Alty made it 3-1 as Graham's long ball put Foord clear of a static defence and he finished well, firing a shot into the top corner of the net. After this Henry returned to the game for Jambaya.
Three corners over the next few minutes confirmed Alty's dominance at this stage. Amidst these corners, they went close when Henry's cross just evaded a team-mate at the back post. Following the last of the three corners, a cross came in from the left and Hill headed firmly home to make it 4-1.
A couple of minutes later the final whistle sounded on what, ultimately, was a comfortable victory.
|Full-Time: ALTRINCHAM FC YOUTH 4|
HYDE UNITED FC YOUTH 1