A day that started with high expectations that Ellistown could create a new record of 8 successive wins, ended in disaster as a street wise and physical Allexton New Parks side rattled Ellistown who lost their composure and discipline to go down 5-2.
Player drop outs pre-game saw Ellistown take the field with 11 players, no substitutes and players playing out of position.
Allexton quickly took advantage by racing into a 2-0 lead within 15 minutes through goals from the impressive Paul Pallett (9 mins) and Adam Parry (15 mins).
EFC 0-2 ANP 15 mins
We were struggling with Allexton's physical approach and getting no protection from the officials, this started to frustrate the home side who knew they were the better footballing side but could not get going.
Cheered on by Luke Till, Ellistown gradually got into the game and began to out-play Allexton who were the ones getting frustrated and one foul to many allowed our top scorer Ibrahima Jalloh to bring us back into the game on 42 mins with a 40 yard daisy cutter that the Allexton goalkeeper allowed to go through his legs.
EFC 1-2 42 mins
To our frustration, Allexton immediately restored the 2 goal advantage on the stroke of half-time when Paul Pallett headed home the 3rd.
EFC 1-3 45 mins & HT
With the game simmering it was vital Ellistown kept their heads and that we did and deservedly got back into the game on 58 mins when Ibrahima Jalloh slotted home from inside the penalty box.
EFC 2-3 58 mins
For the 2nd time in the game, we lost our concentration soon after scoring and conceded the vital 4th on 60 mins when Jack Mchugh slotted home from close range.
EFC 2-4 60 mins
Our heads went down and we took Allexton's bait and started to retaliate to sly fouls and lost our composure. This led to the 5th goal on 65 minutes when Allexton's Jock Allen was chopped down in the penalty box and Paul Pallet slotted home the penalty .
EFC 2-5 65 mins
With the game over as a contest, things got worse for Ellistown on 88 mins as Maison Landers saw a straight red for retaliating to an elbow in the face.
The game finished with a frustrated Ellistown side leaving the pitch and Allexton knowing they had done a job on us.
A tough day that ended on a sour note. Roll on Tuesday's game v Sileby Town when we go again.