Feisty derby ends all square

PUBLISHED: 09:50 15 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:51 06 May 2010

Friendly London Colney 2 Sandridge Rovers 2 LONDON Colney and Sandridge Rovers enjoyed a good run out on Tuesday night in a friendly match at Cotlandswick. The game, which was played in three 30 minute periods, was a feisty affair and provided much-needed

Friendly

London Colney 2

Sandridge Rovers 2

LONDON Colney and Sandridge Rovers enjoyed a good run out on Tuesday night in a friendly match at Cotlandswick. The game, which was played in three 30 minute periods, was a feisty affair and provided much-needed game time after the recent postponements.

There were only two minutes on the clock when Sandridge took the lead. Chris Wickens worked the ball out to the left for Danny Johnson, who drove in a low cross for Ricky Perks to drive into the bottom corner. Rovers extended their lead early in the second period when Josh Galloway's free-kick was only cleared as far as Johnson who struck a brilliant drive from 20 yards that flew into the net via substitute Alistair Hill's right-hand post.

Sam Mitchell and Barker combined to supply Luke Thatcher whose effort was handled on the line. Mitchell took the spot kick, firing the ball into the top right-hand corner to reduce the deficit.

Colney grabbed their equaliser in the third period when Mitchell crossed for Josh Humbert who guided his header into the bottom left-hand corner of the net.

Mark Cole went close for the Blueboys but a mix-up in their defence between McCabe and Dan McCafferty nearly gifted Sandridge a winner, thankfully for the hosts Shaun Murphy was on hand to clear the danger.

London Colney: McCabe, McCafferty, Benning, Dickie, Paradise, Corran, Beschizza, Simmonds, C.Davey, Gallagher, Barker. Subs (all used): Hill, Murphy, Shaw, Cole, Thatcher, Humbert, Mitchell.

Sandridge Rovers: Whittamore, Panan, Barton, Purdy, Spittles, Adams, Juggins, Galloway, Johnson, Wickens, Perks. Subs: Meija, Airey, Cleary, Stewart.

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