Last gasp Royston deny Colney
PUBLISHED: 16:20 05 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:46 06 May 2010
Molten Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division Royston Town 2 London Colney 2 LONDON Colney were denied all three points by a last minute goal from league leaders Royston Town. The home side had the first shot on goal when Conor De Lacy saw his low
Molten Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division
Royston Town 2 London Colney 2
LONDON Colney were denied all three points by a last minute goal from league leaders Royston Town.
The home side had the first shot on goal when Conor De Lacy saw his low drive saved by Herve Soulard whilst at the other end, a header from Dean Barker went wide.
Dan McCafferty combined well with Gary Simmonds down the right-hand side and McCafferty sent over a cross which Damion Williamson, the Royston goalkeeper, did well to gather under pressure from Barker.
Lockett had two great shots for Royston well saved by Soulard, who was making a welcome return to first-team action.
Dave Corran put over a dangerous cross which Williamson did well to punch clear as Simmonds and Barker raced in.
The home side were awarded a penalty on the half hour mark after referee Nettleton adjudged Josh Humbert to have pushed Craig Hammond. Hammond took the penalty himself smashing it into the bottom right-hand corner of the net. Soulard got a hand to the strike but it was hit with such venom that it flew into the back of the net.
The Blueboys reacted immediately, drawing level four minutes later. Corran played the ball to Jermaine Davey whose ball to the far post was met by Barker who turned it past Williamson.
Early in the second half Tom Dickie had a header saved. Davey raced into the box and fired in a low shot that was gathered by Williamson with Barker closing in.
Davey made another surging run into the box and Williamson could only parry his effort with the ball falling to Lee Benning who lobbed the 'keeper from 25yards to give Colney the lead.
Royston almost levelled instantly but Hammond's header brushed the top of the bar. Simmonds tried to chip Williamson from the edge of the area but his effort went agonisingly wide.
Soulard had to be on his toes to gather a ball that nearly sneaked over the line as the fog closed in, with the home fans claiming the ball had crossed the line.
The Blueboys could have made it 3-1 but Davey shot at Williamson instead of passing to Simmonds who was well placed to score.
Royston kept pumping high balls into the box and they eventually equalised deep into injury time. Ricky Young played the ball into the area and as it bounced around the area, Hammond pounced to grab Royston a point.
London Colney: Soulard, Benning, McCafferty, Dickie, Humbert, D.Corran, Shaw, Simmonds, J.Davey (Danslow), Rowley (Seabrook), Barker (C.Davey).
l The Reserves lost 2-1 to Tring Athletic despite taking the lead. Tinashe Jaravaza crossed the ball into the area and Craig White swept it home to give The Blueboys a 1-0 lead at half time. Tring fought back in the second half scoring twice in four minutes to claim the win.
London Colney: M.Corran, Woodcock, Smithson, Townsend, Butcher, Godden, Jaravaza, White (Ames), Thomas, Harkness (O'Toole), Beschizza (Rogers).