Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Sad End to Excellent Match

Pre-Season Friendly

Sutton Town AFC 2 Alfreton Town 2(abandoned after 68 mins)

Att: 157
£3/£2 entry.

There are times when football takes a back step and this really is the time when our thoughts are with Alfreton Town's young Goalkeeper who laid motionless on the pitch for over 30 minutes with a broken nose which meant he was struggling to breathe and when ambulance men were assessing him, he seemed to have a strained neck, lets just hope the lad makes a quick speedy recovery.

The First Half kicked off with Alfreton kicking down the slope and Sutton had Saxby in the nets to thank for 3 excellent saves or the game could well have been out of sight after just 20 minutes. Eventually on 34 and 36 minutes, he was beaten twice by a rampant away side.

The sides swopped round and this seemed to give the homesters a lot more confidence as they pressed forward and made some telling moves. On 61 minutes, Sutton got a deserved Penalty which was stuck to the keepers right in to the corner of the net to reduce the arrears.

Four Minutes later, the Snipes were level after a bullet of a free kick of 35 yards left the away defence and goalkeeper staring as the ball flashed in to the net.

By now The Snipes were buoyant and pressed forward when a ball came in from the left wing and down went the keeper not to get back up...The referee was first class, as he came over to Sutton's Sec Tim and asked for a ambulance to be called straight away and he then abandoned the match which was certainly the correct decision. As the players of both sides left the pitch they left to a standing round of applause from the crowd.

The ambulance arrived and the keeper was still laying on the ground when I left some 30 minutes later, so hope the keeper is ok. No doubt there will be a update on Alfreton Town FC's website soon.

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