01 octubre, 2022
Goals galore for red-hot Reserves as they make it 14 in two games!
Altrincham Reserves 7 (Islam 2, Hussain 2, Billingsley 2, Morton)
Congleton Town Reserves 0
Alty's free-scoring Reserves climbed to third in the Cheshire League Premier Division after turning on another irresistible show of attacking football and hitting seven goals without reply for the second game in a row.
The Robins were on the front foot from the outset, starting brightly and working Congleton’s goalkeeper several times in the opening 10 minutes, following some excellent spells of possession.
Congleton were defending stubbornly but could do nothing to stem the tide, as Lewis Billingsley scored the first goal of the afternoon with a great finish from inside the box.
Amaar Hussain doubled the home side's lead with a brilliant run and finish from the left hand side, and Billingsley then added his second from the penalty spot after Yusuf Ideniyi was fouled in the box to make it 3-0 at half-time.
Altrincham did not take their foot off the gas in the second half and added four more goals.
Sharif Islam showed why he is the league's top scorer when he converted an Aidy Roxburgh cut-back from eight yards out, and Hussain then illustrated how he can create as well as convert with an excellent ball to cut Congleton’s defence open and allow Ryan Morton to score just 40 seconds later.
After again acting as provider, playing Islam in for his second of the afternoon, Hussain then added the gloss to his already-polished performance by scoring the Robins' seventh, another great run and finish inside the box.
“What a fantastic performance - we showed our qualities for long periods of the game today," said a delighted Reserves boss Ross Speight. "That consistency we have been striving for has been on show in the last two games, and the challenge now is to show this for a third time against Poynton, which will be very difficult.
"The first team players - Amaar Hussain, Aidy Roxburgh, Harlan Rodgers-Morris and Ryan Morton - were challenged before the game to show their qualities and set the standard for us, and they certainly did that.
"Amaar was outstanding and showed his quality to dominate a game with two goals and two assists.”