12th Jul, 2020

Earls good value for victory at Alcester Town

Ben Tyler 7th Oct, 2019

EARLSWOOD Town survived a late scare to see off Alcester Town and make it back-to-back wins in Midland Football League Division Two.

Goals from Ryan Froggatt, Jon Hamer and Matt Green were enough to secure a second victory of the season, moving them up to 11th with a number of games in hand on the sides above them.

Fraser Oliver had to be alert to keep out the hosts in the early exchanges at Stratford Road, saving from Dimitrius Smikle in the opening ten minutes.

Down the other end, Hamer twice went close after being put through by strike partner Joel Hughes and saw his second attempt tipped around the post by Daniel Handley.

Having been denied from a set-piece moments before, Froggatt connected with Gary Walker’s corner kick to break the deadlock just before the half-hour mark.

But a couple of minutes later, the scores were level when Dan Dineen punished the visitors for failing to clear a corner with a poked finish to send the sides in at half time on equal terms.

The Earls remained spirited after the break and went back in front through Hamer’s low finish into the far corner for his fifth of the season – again assisted by Hughes.

A third goal arrived in the final minute of play, courtesy of Green’s intuition to get on the end of a shot from Hamer which looped up off the keeper.

With the game seemingly won, Alcester brought the game back when Jake Brown volleyed home on the rebound after initially being denied from the spot by Oliver.

Earlswood had enough to see out the victory and now look to extend their winning run at Bolehall Swifts on Saturday (3pm).

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