Town let it slip in injury time after Bright start

Reporter:

Staff reporter (Border Counties)

FA Mercian Premier League
FC Oswestry Town 1, Whitchurch Alport 1
 
AFTER a fine win last week Town faced a tough test against title rivals Whitchurch Alport.
 
In a tight first half it was Town who created the best chances with striker Scott Bright causing the visitors problems, but Town ’keeper Ben Richards was also called into action on a couple of occasions.
 
The first half ended goalless, which on the balance of play was a fair scoreline.
Town stepped up their game after the interval as wingers Calum Williams and Graeme Kirkham carried more threat on the flanks. 
 
The hosts took a deserved lead when Scott Bright headed home at the back post from an angled cross into the box.
 
Town almost doubled their lead five minutes later after a fantastic run from Calum Williams drew a fine save from the Alport ’keeper, before the rebound was poked over the bar by Bright. 
 
With just two minutes to play the visitors gambled on a corner by sending the ’keeper up into the Town box, resulting in an Oswestry breakaway which Bright was unable to convert with the goal gaping.
 
Alport then snatched a dramatic late equaliser in the 97th minute to earn a point and frustrate the hosts.
 
Oswestry Town host Ketley Bank United on Saturday. Kick off is at 3pm.

See full story in the Whitchurch Herald

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