Football: Slimbridge denied win by two late goals

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Western League Premier Division

Slimbridge 2 Brislington 2

SLIMBRIDGE were kicking themselves after throwing away a two-goal advantage in the last five minutes against Brislington, although the result extended their unbeaten run to five games.

Two first half goals in two minutes from Harley Price and a Jamie Martin penalty had put the home side in the driving seat, and they looked the better side right up until the end of the game.

In the 85th minute, Alex Lambert pulled a goal back for the visitors, and, within a minute, John Moss' header had evened up the scores.

The first half began scrappily, but exploded into life just after the half-hour when Slimbridge went ahead – a Callum Brown free kick was swept home by Price.

Two minutes later, a Price flick-on had found Jamie Martin, who was bundled over in the Brislington box.

Martin took the spot kick himself and converted. In between the two goals, Slimbridge keeper Dave Evans had made a point-blank save from a Jason Hughes' header to keep Brislington out.

Evans was again the hero on 67 minutes when he pulled off another close range save, this time from Danny Barwood's header, and ten minutes from time, the keeper again stretched to push a long range effort over.

Brislington were not to be denied though, and goals from Lambert, who scored from a free kick, and then Moss sent the visitors back to Bristol with a share of the spoils.

The Swans entertain Winterbourne United on Good Friday at Wisloe Road (1pm) and travel to Larkhall Athletic on Easter Monday (2pm).

Slimbridge: Evans, Preece, Brown, Sterling, Tunnicliff, Turner, Fahy, Twyman, Price, Martin (Chandler 65), Mace (Ward 71).

Goals: Price 32, Martin (Pen) 34.

Star man: Dave Evans.

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