On a cold Wednesday evening, our young Ellistown FC team took on free scoring unbeaten Allexton & New Parks on Allexton's all weather pitch.
Therefore there was no surprise this was a high scoring game as both sides went for it.
This was an old fashioned slug fest and while Allexton had the upper hand, Ellistown were always in the game and at times outplayed a team going for the championship.
Allexton went into half-time with a 3-1 lead with goals from Jack Mchugh, Paul Pallet and Adam Joynson, with Aaron Windram replying for Town to make the game 1-1 after 15 mins.
2nd half was a carbon copy of the 1st and goals from Allexton's Paul Pallet and Town's Jake Mcloughin made the game 4-2 after 65 mins and a potential "Chelsea comeback" on the cards.
Jack Mchugh quickly ensured that was not the case with a David Beckham goal from the halfway line.
At 5-2, the stuffing was knocked out of town and Allexton started to run away with further goals from Jack Mchugh and Zak Harris to make it 7-2 with 15 minutes to go.
The fact Ellistown scored the last goal through Ben Worrell proved we never gave up and the game could have ended 10-6.
Allexton & New Parks 7 Ellistown Fc 3
Paul Pallet and Jack Mchugh proved tonight what everyone knows in that they are step 6 players and they have a very good chance of playing step 6 football next year with Allexton & New Parks.
Ellistown can be proud of their performance as we gave the league leaders a tough game. Special mention goes to our Goal Keeper Jake Windram who yet again against Allexton was a last minute call-up.
Ellistown v Allexton on Saturday 23rd November (weather permitting) is going to be a classic.