Saints continue revival

PUBLISHED: 07:52 18 December 2006 | UPDATED: 10:21 24 May 2010

THE Saints revival continued with a well-earned point at high-riding Shrewton and they were unlucky not to take all three points. Saints attacked from the start, with the midfield trio of Rob Salmon, Jason Clark and Tom O

Shrewton Utd 1 Weston St Johns 1THE Saints revival continued with a well-earned point at high-riding Shrewton and they were unlucky not to take all three points.Saints attacked from the start, with the midfield trio of Rob Salmon, Jason Clark and Tom Owen in control. Salmon's 20-yard effort was just wide and he then hit the post with another great strike.Defenders Craig Dixon, Marcus Brown and James Marshall worked hard to provide Mat Jakeman the protection he deserved, Jakeman being outstanding throughout.After the break, Lee Ludwell was again in fine form up front for Saints. His good work created space for Rich Powell to fire a low drive that hit the upright.Shrewton broke the deadlock on the hour with a quality strike from Evans, his volley leaving Jakeman rooted to the spot.Minutes later, Ludwell rounded the keeper, but was then dragged down by the custodian. The referee gave a free kick outside the box, when the infringement seemed inside.Powell was replaced by Lee Loveridge and player manager Tim Moxey came on for Brown, who had pulled up with a hamstring injury.Saints deservedly drew level when Ludwell wriggled free inside the box and although his first effort was well blocked, the striker was able to smash the rebound into the roof of the net.Manager Tim Moxey said: "A few weeks ago our heads would have dropped after conceding, but the attitude, commitment and confidence in the team now is superb.

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