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Corby Town 2 Altrincham 5
12:51pm Sunday 14th October 2012 in Sport
PLAYING their sixth away game in their last seven matches, Altrincham totally overwhelmed Corby Town in the first half of this league match on Saturday.
Not only did they score five first-half goals, they also missed a penalty before the interval.
Corby went into the game having won their previous four home matches and their luck seemed to be holding when Damian Reeves missed his third penalty of the season, driving his shot low to the keeper's right, where Walker tipped it round the post. But, just a few minutes later, Nicky Clee was upended after a mazy run up the left, and another spot kick was the outcome. This time, left-back Matt Doughty took the penalty and beat Walker, emphatically, to give Alty a 12th minute lead.
But Reeves got on the score sheet 15 minutes later when he netted from close range after Watmore's fierce shot had been parried by Walker towards the back post. Watmore himself made it 3-0, just after the half-hour mark, when he cut in from the right and planted a fine shot past the despairing keeper.
It became 4-0 after 39 minutes when Jake Moult scored from left of goal and, just a minute later, Reeves added a fifth when he was put clear of the defence by Lawrie. So half-time arrived with the Steelmen five goals in arrears.
However, Corby got back into the game to a degree, after 56 minutes, when former Alty loanee, Carl Piergianni, headed home following a corner kick. Altrincham looked fairly comfortable for most of the rest of the game but, in the final minute, they lost Watmore to injury and finished the game with 10 men.
In the two minutes of additional time they conceded a second goal as substitute Greg Kazinoni beat Coburn from 20 yards.
So, Altrincham extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to eight games but remained in seventh place in the league table. Next Saturday they travel to Boston United in the FA Cup.
TASC (The ALtrincham Supporters' Coach) is running a coach to that game.
It leaves the Vine (Sale) at 9.30am, the Hare & Hounds at 9.40am, Altrincham Leisure Centre at 9.45am and Moss Lane at 9.50am. You can book your seat by ringing the club on 0161 928-1045.
ALTRINCHAM: Coburn; Densmore (capt), Havern, Hall, Doughty; Watmore, Mould, Rodgers, Clee; Lawrie, Reeves. Subs: Greygoose, Leather, Brooke, Lacey, Mitchley