Whitchurch Alport knocked out in Boxing Day clash with Hanley Town defeat
Staff reporter (Whitchurch Herald)
Wednesday 30 December 2015 9:40
With the rest of the North West Counties League Division One programme washed out, Whitchurch Alport’s Yockings Park pitch survived a 10.30 pitch inspection to allow their Boxing Day clash with high-flyers Hanley Town to go ahead.
A joint highest crowd of the season, 118, watched on as Alport slumped to a 3-0 defeat.
In fairness, Hanley are flying and have every chance of winning the title.
heir fifth successive league win is in stark contrast to the form of Whitchurch, who succumbed for a fifth consecutive time.
Alport’s goal difference has taken a real clobbering during the barren run, with the side having scored just one goal but conceded 17.
Add to that the fact the team is often depleted in numbers – often exacerbated by ill-discipline on the pitch – and it’s clear the club are finding it extremely hard going.
Stef Holliday’s sending-off on Saturday left the side a man light against formidable opponents for almost 70 minutes.
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