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MATCH REPORT: Stone Old Alleynians 1-0 St Martins

The Saints will walk away from the game frustrated in the fact it was three points dropped here. Off the back of the impressive home win against Cammell Laird, the saints named an unchanged line up and went into it full of confidence but the home side started better in the opening 10 minutes, but the best chance fell to Brendon Price after 14 minutes who snatched his shot wide. Two minutes later it was Jordy Davies, who had an excellent first half, getting in but he effort was saved by the Excellent home goalkeeper.

Twenty minutes in and it was controversy as the Home side scored what looked like an offside goal. The forward managed to get his shot off, it was going wide until it hit is strike partner and went in. The linesman was not up with play and did not give the decision and the goal stood. Home and Away sides and supports dumbfounded.

The goal was against the run of play and the Saints kept attacking with Davies having three excellent efforts for an equaliser but the keeper was living a charmed life and kept denying him.

The second half started with the home side almost doubling their lead but Calum Bennett cleared his lines. The Saints had a twenty minute spell where chances where there but the final ball or effort just wasn’t as it should be. The Saints looked to be running out of ideas against a strong Stone back line but there was time for one last chance as Melusi pulled the ball back and substitute Tom Ash smashed his shot put the keeper in fairness made it look simple.

A second frustrating away result for the Saints who could of been looking at more than 0 points for the efforts away from home. A tricky trip to Stockport Town in their next fixture gives them the opportunity to put a few things right before a local derby against our Friends at Ellesmere Rangers.

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