Anchors earn point at Long Eaton United

Stockton Town came from behind to earn a point at Long Eaton United.

Alex Marshall’s headed goal with ten minutes remaining gave the home side the lead.

Before Matty Tymon levelled the game just minutes later when he converted on the line.

Captain Adam Nicholson returned from suspension. Nathan Mulligan and Mikey Roberts also returned to the starting XI.

The first half was a quiet affair. The best chance came right on the half time whistle when Tymon headed narrowly wide from a corner.

In the second half, Stockton pressed to take the lead.

Glen Butterworth found an inch-perfect ball to Nathan Mulligan who sent a looping header just over.

Mikey Roberts then narrowly missed the bottom corner.

Stockton then worked goalkeeper Sam Wilson. First he denied Tymon from a few yards out.

Then he was on hand to deny Kev Hayes on a one-on-one.

With ten minutes to go, Long Eaton took the lead against the run of play. A corner from the right was met by Marshall who powered it home.

Stockton were undeterred and made an instant reply when Tymon converted after a Long Eaton defender sent an uncontested header towards his own goal.

The Anchors felt unfortunate not take all three points but it was a performance to build on.

Next up is home game against Lincoln United.

Long Eaton United: Wilson, King, Parker (Gordon 55′), Minkley, Bertram, Walker, Rogers (Marshall 55′), T.Marshall, Hutchinson (Cox 75′), Cursons, Walker

Unused Subs: B.Wilson, Robinson

Stockton Town XI: Popple, King, McWilliams, Portas, Nicholson (C), Coulthard, Hayes, Butterworth, Tymon, N.Mulligan (Painter 83′) , M.Roberts

Unused subs: Cooke, Hall, Williams, McDonald

Goals: 1-0, 80 min, A.Marshall; 1-1, 83 min, Tymon.

Referee: Richard Eley

Attendance: 328

Words: James Cartwright

Photo: Harry Cook

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