South Normanton chuck two points away as Radford seal late draw

Action from Radford 2 South Normanton 2
Action from Radford 2 South Normanton 2
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South Normanton blew a two goal lead in the closing stages to draw 2-2 with Radford.

It had looked bright for South Normanton when Danny Roberts headed home Ant Fay’s cross in the 40th minute to put the visitors ahead.

South Normanton extended their lead on 47 minutes when Shane Newton latched on to Thomas Leighton’s pass before slotting home.

But three minutes later Radford found a route back into the game when Carey Knight pulled a goal back.

Radford were given another lifeline on 62 minutes when Leighton brought down Phil Hinton.

But they failed to take their chance as Dave Udoh skied his spot-kick.

Ant Fay came close to wrapping the game up for the visitors when his effort smacked against the upright.

Leighton was then red carded for a second bookable offience and it all fell to pieces for South Normanton.

Phil Hinton then levelled for Radford in the 87th minute to seal a deserved point and leave South Normanton counting the cost of their failure to see the game out.

South Normanton entertain Borrowash Vic next Saturday with a 3pm kick off,

SNAFC: Steve Smith, Luke Garton, Sam Keenan, Danny Roberts, Andy Mottershead (c), Gwullatt Brandon, Thomas Leighton, Joe Mansfield (Sam Griffiths 45), Shane Newton, Kyle Wadsworth, Ant Fay.

Sub not used, Graham O’Reilly, Chris Green, Ryan Grainger.

Man of the match: Steve Smith.