KNOWLE FC conceded a stoppage time goal to draw 1-1 with Cadbury Athletic as the Robins were denied a win which would have ended their opponents 23-game unbeaten run.
George Seeley’s second-half strike looked to have given the Robins an impressive victory only for Pete Bailey’s unfortunate own goal to rescue a point for Cadbury two minutes into time added on at The Hayes.
The result means Knowle remain third in the Midland Football League Division Two table, six point behind Coton Green in second with one game in hand.
Cadbury started well on home turf and spurned two chances inside the opening five minutes before Brandon Hague’s saw a good shout for a penalty were turned down by the referee at the other end.
Both teams cancelled each other out for the remainder of the half with Cadbury keen to protect their unbeaten record and Knowle eager to avoid a third successive defeat in the league.
And the Robins were much-improved after the break as half-chances came and went before Seeley struck on 67 minutes when he turned home an inviting cross from the right to put Knowle into a deserved lead.
The referee then sent Cadbury’s Josh McGinley to the sin bin for dissent as the home side pushed for a leveller as Knowle failed to make the most of the man advantage.
And Cadbury snatched a point at the death when a loose ball struck Bailey’s leg and went over the line amidst a crowd of bodies in the Knowle six-yard box.
Knowle are next in action at home to Hampton on Saturday, March 19 with kick-off at 3pm at the Draintech Community Ground.