September 28th, 2016

Dominant Littleton fail to earn their rewards

Updated: 5:15 pm, May 06, 2015

Bolehall Swifts 2 Littleton 0

Midland Football League Division One

LITTLETON were unable to return to winning ways as they were beaten by their second placed hosts on Saturday despite dominating play for long periods.

The visitors created a multitude of chances but a combination of reluctance to shoot, over-elaboration, good goalkeeping and missed chances meant they somehow went home goalless and having dropped to seventh place.

Littleton created their first chance in the second minute when a through ball put Jamie Clarke away wide on the right but his attempted shot was well saved by Paul Hathaway in the home goal.

Still Littleton pressed and a 20-yard drive from Stuart Hall went just wide before Clarke had a one-on-one chance which the keeper managed to smother.

A volley from Will Gayton then went wide as Littleton, for whom Kyonn Evans was causing chaos down the left wing, continued to be frustrated.

Against the run of play a back pass from Tim Beattie got stuck in the muddy ground, giving Dave Yonwin the chance to nip in and put the hosts ahead.

The second half was much the same as Evans’ shot was saved by the keeper at the foot of the post before Littleton had strong appeals for a penalty turned down after a challenge on Hall.

However, on 70 minutes Bolehall scored their second goal when Yonwin, who appeared to be in an offside position when he broke down the right, pulled a pinpoint cross back to Tyler Brownlees who converted from close range.

Littleton continued to press, but to no avail, and were left to reflect that Bolehall only had two real chances and converted both whilst Littleton had at least six.

Littleton, who were due to host Alvis Sporting Club in the Les James Challenge Cup last night (Wednesday), visit Coventry Copsewood on Saturday.

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