Spot on Mark.
A hard-fought, close game that could've gone either way. I'm sure Aycliffe will feel they should've had a point but you always got the feeling one goal was going to decide it.
We started very well and had two great chances in the first six minutes. First, Porritt rose above the defence but his header came crashing back off the bar. A couple of minutes later, Bruno's shot from the edge of the box was tipped over by the keeper.
Bruno came close again later in the half when he got his head to a corner whipped in from the right, but his header went over the bar
As the half went on, Aycliffe found their feet and started to threaten and their best chance came just before half time, when a corner was headed onto the post (possibly by Bruno?) and when the ball was fed back in, Allison produced a great reaction save that Lips would be proud of.
Aycliffe were enjoying more of the play in the second half but for the second week in a row, the Marske defence stayed strong and offered little in the way of chances.
The game seemed to be heading for a goalless draw but sparked back into life in the last 15 minutes. Millington burst through the Aycliffe defence after some good work by Onions and saw his shot saved by the keeper.
Just a couple of minutes later Porritt broke away down the left flank. He had Onions waiting in the centre but opted to go it alone, cutting in onto his right foot and firing past the keeper to give Marske the lead and send the home fans into a frenzy. (Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5wjHRF7sB4
Aycliffe pushed for an equaliser, with the keeper even going up for a corner at the end of the game but they couldn't find a way through and Marske came away with the points.
Same result as last week but an improved performance against a good side. Don't understand why there was so much negativity last week after just one game. Two games, two wins, two clean sheets and with the players we've got to come in, I don't think we've seen our strongest XI yet. But as I said last week, you need to have a squad and everyone in the squad is going to play an important part at some point during the season, even if they're not playing every week.