Yeltz 1 Havant 0

08 April 2000

Unfortunately I'm in the USA on business this week so the usual slightly out-of-date coverage may be even slower. This also means I'm even more dependent on you lot to send me match reports, details, gossip etc. so just mail me at the usual address and I'll try and get stuff up ASAP.

All I do know is good - a fourth straight win - this time at home to Havant with a goal from young superstar Ian Aldridge, and we're up to a much healthier 11th place. Hurrah!

Match Report from Mark Holt

And so our run stretches to an incredible 4 games won. The goal came in the first 10 minutes when a header from Clinton hit the bar and the ball fell kindly to Ian Aldridge who couldn't miss from a couple of yards out. Then a few minutes later Aldo missed a rebound from a saved Clinton shot. The next 30 minutes passed with little action(I think).

The second half started like the first had ended but it sprung back into action when "Our Ashley" had a dipping shot from a tight angle which hit the bar. Then Clinton missed a shot from 5 yards out after a well worked freekick. However this was nothing compared to the fun which was had by all when Salvatore Bibbo (is his name better than Chuck Martini's?) handled a Ian Aldridge lob which seemed sure to be finished by Aldo. Bibbo was sent off for this offence and for the last 10 minutes an outfield player had to take his place (not sure of the blokes name). From the resulting freekick (incidentally the wall was never 10 yards cos the freekick was taken on the very edge of the 18 yard-box with the wall standing a yard behind the penalty spot which means the wall was surely only 7 yards). The replacement keeper saved well for a defender from the freekick. Although this result means we are in 11th place we surely deserved to win this one about 3-0.