Blyth comes to Saints' rescue

PUBLISHED: 09:20 12 November 2009 | UPDATED: 14:39 06 May 2010

HSCL Division One Whitwell AFC 2 St Peter s 2 ST PETER S failed to add to their recent run of victories when held to a draw at second-placed Whitwell. Like the Saints, Whitwell have enjoyed a good run of results of late and they got off to a flying start

HSCL Division One

Whitwell AFC 2 St Peter's 2

ST PETER'S failed to add to their recent run of victories when held to a draw at second-placed Whitwell.

Like the Saints, Whitwell have enjoyed a good run of results of late and they got off to a flying start when they were presented with a simple headed goal inside five minutes.

It was the first time the Saints had to come from behind for a considerable time and it tested their character and endeavour.

The visitors lost Matt Hatchett before the break with an ankle injury and they had skipper Tony Gauthier to thank for bailing them out on a couple of occasions.

However he was helpless to stop Whitwell extending their lead midway through the second half.

The Saints came battling back and reduced the deficit within minutes thanks to Danny Blyth's well placed shot.

The visitors completed a remarkable comeback when Blyth grabbed his second goal of the game with a superb volley from 20 yards out.

In the dying minutes Nathan Sandiford thought he'd won the game but his volley was somehow kept out by the Whitwell goalkeeper.

Next weekend the Saints, who are seventh in the league, welcome Codicote Reserves to Lemsford in Round Two of the Herts Intermediate Cup with kick off at 1.30pm.

St Peter's: Barnes; T Gauthier, Wiltshire, Jones; Eames, Blyth, M Hatchett, Mardle, Sandiford; Lee, Ellis.

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