A RELEGATION battle in the Midland League Division Two ended 1-1 between Earlswood Town and Feckenham on Monday.
In what proved to be an entertaining affair, both sides enjoyed chances to win the match but in the end a draw turned out to be the fair result.
Earlswood were first on the attack and the home goalkeeper had to come off his line to cut out a cross from Matt Green and five minutes later a good shot from Lewis James was just wide of a post.
The hosts looked dangerous on the attack and Daniel Rushe in the visiting goal had to be alert to produce smart saves.
Soon after Rushe did well to tip a hard effort by a Feckenham forward over the bar for a corner while at the other end Matt Green headed just wide of the home team’s post.
After 15 minutes Jamie Corrigan went on a clever run for Earlswood but the home goalkeeper saved his final effort.
Earlswood rode their luck as the half progressed as the home side struck the bar but it was Earlswood who should have gone ahead after 35 minutes but Lewis James somehow shot wide with the goal at his mercy.
The second half started with the home team on the attack but it was Earlswood who had the first chance when Joe Casey saw his effort on goal deflected wide for a corner.
The visitors then had a penalty appeal turned down on 52 minutes before the hosts went ahead five minutes later.
The ball was played over the top from the left and Jack Brimmell was able to turn and send an effort into the bottom corner of the net.
Ten minutes later Rushe kept Earlswood in the game when he made an excellent save but after that it was all Earlswood as they went in search for an equaliser.
Jamie Corrigan went close when he shot just wide before the visitors pulled level with ten minutes to go.
After some pressure in the Feckenham penalty area, a goal-bound shot was deflected off a defenders arm and after the referee pointed to the spot, Jamie Corrigan stepped up to despatch the spot kick and pull Earlswood on level terms.