Late drama denies Clay Cross opening day win

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A penalty five minutes from time denied Clay Cross Town an away win at Bentley Colliery on the opening day of the Central Midlands Football League 2014/15 season.

A double from Millers manager Ant Lynam looked to have sealed all three points for the visitors, only to have to settle for one in the end.

It was a Bentley goal on 27 minutes from Ash Hunter that shocked Clay Cross into action and Lynam scored his first just moments later when he stormed his way through the hosts’ defence.

Lynam got his and the Millers’ second when he controlled and fired an unstoppable shot past Mike Teale in the Bentley goal.

With Gee, Lynam and Morton going close the equaliser came against the run of play in the form of a penalty for a push in the box, converted by Matty Brown to make it 2-2 on 85 minutes.

Clay Cross are on the road again this Saturday (August 16) at Brodsworth with a 3pm kick off.