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Olton no walk over for the Ramblers

Olton faced Cheshire side Deeside Ramblers on Sunday on the back of an HA Cup victory over Conference East side Oxted last Sunday.

Olton faced Cheshire side Deeside Ramblers on Sunday on the back of an HA Cup victory over Conference East side Oxted last Sunday.

The visitors had been in sixth in the league, one point behind Olton in fourth.

The home side started well, Chris George found himself with space down the middle of the pitch and fired a direct ball into Angus Grieve who deflected the ball into the roof of the net with little less than two minutes on the clock.

Olton continued their pursuit to extend the lead with the midfield and forward line looking particularly deadly.

A quick break gave Deeside an equaliser against the run of play on 16 minutes.

Last season Deeside’s Ali Ghazanfaar’s drag flicks helped the northern team to promotion.

However Olton neutralised four of his efforts from short corners with Olton’s Sukhi Sidhu showing Ghazanfaar how it was done on 25 minutes with a drag flick of his own.

Mark Wilson made it 3-1 to Olton just before the break after a deflected shot from Ollie Needham.

After Olton dominated the first half, it was Deeside who rallied in the second.

An impressive short corner routine gave the visitors their second, as they then pushed for an equaliser. Olton held out until a minute to go, when another well worked short corner gave Deeside a deserved point. Next up for Olton is a visit from Harborne on Sunday.

The Mens second XI picked up their first win of the season against Loughborough students 3-2.

Olton faced Bowdon at the weekend, with the teams tied on points in the middle of the table.

Despite Olton starting much the better Bowdon scored when they converted a short corner.

Olton hit back with two goals in four minutes, Holly Chipman and Naomi Jones giving Olton the lead.

A determined Bowdon side equalised on 45 minutes.

But they were behind once again after Lucilla Parkes scored after a fine move.

It was Bowdon who were creating all the chances in the last 15 minutes, and they got their reward with two goals to put them into the lead.

Try as they might Olton were unable to break back.

They had to settle for being the wrong side of an exciting 3-4 score line.

 

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