Whitehead’s screamer earns Glapwell a point at Kinsley boys


Despite taking a half-time lead through James Whitfield, Glapwell were thankful to Nathan Whitehead’s stunning late strike to earn them a 2-2 draw at Kinsley Boys.

Glapwell had a couple of chances early on but Whitehead saw the ball bobble as he was preparing to shoot as he blazed well over before Lee Naughton also fired over despite having space and time on the edge of the area.

A good move then saw the ball find Callum Dovison at the back post but he dragged his effort just wide of the far post while at the other end a quick break saw Jack Owen in the clear and despite slotting the ball past Ryan Hopkins the danger was cleared by the covering Tom Robley.

However, Glapwell did go into the break in front as Callum Dovison kept the ball alive at the back post and laid the ball back to Nathan Whitehead whose scuffed shot fell perfectly into the path of James Whitfield who finished well into the bottom corner from 12 yards.

Glapwell had chances after half-time to increase their lead but Callum Dovison headed wide and Nathan Whitehead fired over.

Kinsley levelled, though, on 72 minutes when Gareth Lloyd’s floated free-kick found Andy Davis at the back post who brilliantly volleyed into the far corner.

Things soon got worse as the home side turned the game on its head when Jack Owen cut inside from the left and curled a shot into the far corner.

Glapwell responded immediately, though, and got themselves on level terms when Nathan Whitehead fired an unstoppable effort into the top corner from 25 yards.

The final ten minutes were strongly contested as both sides went in search of a winner but the only real drama was in injury time when both sides were reduced to ten men as Callum Dovison saw red for Glapwell and Josh Stacey was dismissed for Kinsley in the same incident.

Glapwell travel to Thorne Colliery while neighbours Clay Cross Town travel to Newark Town in the CMFL North on Saturday.