19th Oct, 2017

Town take a point from topsy-turvy encounter

Evesham Editorial 2nd Dec, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

PERSHORE Town recovered from a 3-0 deficit to earn a point from a last-gasp 3-3 draw at home to Nuneaton Griff but on the balance of play will feel they should have taken maximum points from this Midland Football League Division One encounter on Saturday.

Pershore dominated the first half, playing good football, but on four occasions should have opened the scoring only to spurn good chances.

The visitors were reduced to ten men before half time and it appeared only a matter of time before the hosts scored but, bizarrely, the visitors only had three shots in the entire second half and all of them resulted in goals.

Unbelievably, Town were trailing 3-0 in a match which they had appeared to be in control of throughout, yet then went on to score three goals in the last ten minutes to rescue a point.

Firstly, Matt Chambers reduced the deficit in the 80th minute after a good interchange of passes, finishing past the keeper from inside the box.

George Coley scored Town’s second in the 89th minute from close range and the equaliser arrived in stoppage time when Joe Walsh converted from the penalty spot.

On the balance of play and chances created, this was still two points dropped by third from bottom Pershore, who travel to bottom of the league Pelsall Villa on Saturday.

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