London Colney come back twice to rescue a draw at home to Cockfosters

Charlie Smith opens the scoring for Colney

Charlie Smith opens the scoring for Colney - Credit: Archant

London Colney twice came from behind to rescue a draw at home to Cockfosters in their Spartan South Midlands Premier Division Clash.

Charlie Smith and Stef Geraldes grabbed the goals on Saturday which sees Colney move above Welwyn Garden City into fourth.

The Blueboys started brightly with James Ewington and Smith both going close.

However, it was the visitors who got the first goal on 12 minutes, Jack Grosvenor getting on the end of a corner with a firm header.

Ewington almost succeeded with a cheeky attempt at an equaliser.

Seeing Raven Constable well off his line, he sent a chip shot up and over the stranded keeper who remarkably just got back in time to tip it over the bar with his fingers.

The equaliser did arrive however eight minutes into the second half thanks to a superb solo goal.

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Smith embarked on a run and, ignored the baying crowd urging him to pass to the unmarked Russell Gallagher, unleashed a cracking strike from 25 yards.

Parity did not remain for long though as a quick counter-attack was finished off by Courtney Lawrence at the second attempt.

But in keeping with the game, that lead was also soon wiped out.

Fitzgerald played in Geraldes who controlled the ball and drilled it into the bottom left hand corner.

Both teams finished the game searching for a winner.

Gallagher, Fitzgerald and substitute Dan Burrows all went close while for Colney while at the other end Charlie May did well to block a shot from Lawrence with an outstretched leg.

It was the woodwork that saved the Blueboys right at the end when a free kick from George Ironton hit both bar and post before being hacked clear.