Draycott Ladies denied victory by late goal

PUBLISHED: 09:27 19 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:28 19 October 2018

Football, a generic picture. Picture TERRY IFE

Football, a generic picture. Picture TERRY IFE

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Draycott Ladies were denied victory by Porlock with a goal by the visitors with just seconds remaining.

Draycott Ladies 3

Porlock Ladies 3

Draycott, in their impressive kit, sponsored by Cheddar Self Storage, played at home to a strong Porlock side who started the game just above them in the league and put in a great performance.

The early exchanges were dominated by the visitors, but a strong defence of Lesley Smith, having her best-ever game, with Amy Uzarowska also a strong presence, and well supported by player of the match Scarlett Mathison kept them out.

On the rare occasion that Porlock did get through they were thwarted by an impressive Katie Milne in the Draycott goal.

Due to some fine prompting by Draycott’s midfield of Issy Milne and Mollie Smith, the Draycott team got into the game and started to create chances and from one of these Caitlin Skinner smashed the ball into the net to give the home side the lead.

Soon after, it was 2-0 as Skinner, the joint player of the match, was through on goal but the keeper took her out to concede a penalty and Mollie Smith gave the keeper no chance.

Within a minute Draycott conceded a penalty of their own and Porlock halved the deficit. There were no more goals in the rest of the first half, but it was the visitors who scored next as Izzy Fitzgerald pounced to level the scores.

Both teams had spells in control with Nicky Mills, Eviee Smith and Skinner a threat for Draycott

With just three minutes to go, Eviee Smith scored a great goal, which looked as though it was the winner, but with just seconds left Porlock pounced on a rare mistake to score an equaliser.

Draycott were great value for the point and the game was brilliantly refereed by Steven Taylor and the excellent food and drinks provided by Mick and Lori at the Strawberry Special were thoroughly enjoyed by the Draycott side.

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