WITH December almost upon us the final game of 2014 ended with an entertaining 3-3 draw for Olton away at in-form Doncaster.
After a run of poor results recently Olton went into the game more hungry than ever to get a good result and they looked to take an early lead.
However once again their basics were not up to scratch and the ball kept being turned over. Will Burns did his part in goal and kept the scores level until a well-executed penalty corner found its way into the Olton goal.
The visitors did not learn their lesson though and more turnovers led to more opportunities for the home side which they were unable to capitalise on.
And against the run of play it was Olton who got the next goal. Tom Mallett kept his goal-scoring form going as he deflected home a well worked penalty corner to bring the scoreline level.
But just before the break Olton found themselves 2-1 down following an impressive breakaway goal.
Determined not to leave empty handed, Olton came out for the second half a much better side. Their passing was better and chances were beginning to present themselves.
But once again a counter attack saw the hosts find the back of the net completely against the run of play.
However the visitors did not let their head drop and continued to push on. The game became more stretched and with ten minutes remaining they pulled a goal back through Mallett who finished off a fantastic move at the back post to get his second of the game.
Olton weren’t finished there though and with just four minutes left Eddie James was on hand to bravely deflect in a good cross from the right to pull Olton level as they came away with a well deserved point.
Olton go into the Christmas break in a strong position with 18 points in fifth place in the North Conference. The league resumes in 2015 when they will be looking to push on for a top three finish.