St Neots Town 1 Halesowen Town 1 - Report

Halesowen ended their season with a share of the points at fellow relegation

St Neots 1 Halesowen 1
St Neots 1 Halesowen 1

victims St Neots.

The Yeltz made a shaky start on their first ever visit to Rowley Park and

slipped behind against a youthful St Neots outfit after just four minutes

when Joey Rider pushed forward and played a through ball into the penalty

area for Dan Trendall to slot the ball past visiting goalkeeper Dan Platt.

Joe Sutton almost doubled the lead for the Saints three minutes later but he

put a good chance wide of the post after breaking free.

Home goalkeeper James Philp beat Aaron Gilpin to the ball in the 8th minute

and Aaron Birch's shot was deflected away from a 16th minute corner. But the

rest of the first half developed into a midfield battle with few chances as

the goal-shy Yeltz once again lacked an end product in front of goal.

The Yeltz improved markedly after the interval and soon equalised in the

52nd minute when Samir Nabi broke free and although he hit the post, the

ball found the net after striking Philp.

Visiting substitute Sam Dallow struck a rebound over the bar in the 65th

minute after Philp saved from substitute Lee Hughes following a good ball

from Enock Ekongo. Nabi then blazed over the bar in the 76th minute after

further good work from Dallow and Hughes before Yeltz player-manager Hughes

curled wide with five minutes remaining. But Halesowen goalkeeper Platt was

on hand to make two late saves to keep the scores level as the Yeltz bowed

out of the Premier Division Central.

Teams:

St Neots Town: James Philp; Joe Hood, Leon Fulianty, Ben Bradley (c), Ryan

Hughes, Steven Shaw, Joe Sutton, Mason Rhiney, Dan Trendall, Joe Rider,

Aaron Hudson. Subs Not Used: Jacob Joseph, Prince Mutswunguma, Reif Clarke,

Michael McCormack (GK), Marc Abbott.

Halesowen Town: Dan Platt; Enock Ekongo, Jack Kelly (Matthew Nicholds 52),

Ivor Lawton, Kieran Morris (c), Callam Mendez-Jones, Aaron Gilpin (Sam

Dallow 46), Aaron Birch, Isai Marselia (Lee Hughes 65), Kartel

O'Neill-Martin, Samir Nabi. Sub Not Used: Asa Charlton.

Referee: Wayne Chalmers Attendance: 132

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