Last minute goal denies good point
Owen Wynne & Ethan Harding's goals not quite enough
NPL Football Academy - Joma Division:
Matlock Town (Blue) 3 Witton Albion Academy 2.
Witton's Academy team went down to a narrow defeat against Matlock Town on Wednesday afternoon, in a fixture switched to Dimensions Leisure Centre in Stoke on Trent because of the weather.
Albion made an excellent start and were rewarded by leading scorer Owen Wynne 's goal early in the First half. Matlock got back into the game through skipper Harry Wood and within minutes, Billy Whitehead had given the Derbyshire club the lead and they took that advantage into the break.
Ethan Harding levelled for Witton with two minutes of normal time remaining, before Harry Wood added his second for Matlock to seal the points in the 94th minute. Perhaps the most pleasing aspect of the game, was the return of goalkeeper Josh Tyler-Williams playing his first game since the serious injury he suffered earlier in the season - ironically against today's opponents.
Witton Albion Academy Team:
Josh Tyler-Williams, Callum Barnes, Kyle Hill, Ollie Griffiths, Thomas McLuckie, Callum Parkinson, Ethan Harding, Stan Tatters, Owen Wynne, Cameron Birkett, Jordan Coles.
Subs: James Maddocks, Harry Mellor, Tom Boyd, Kai Grant-Wilkinson, Stefan Sorensen.