AFC lucky to only draw

Long Eaton Sunday League

Stenson 1 AFC Kimberley 1

AFC Kimberley put in another below-par performance at Stenson and can consider themselves slightly fortunate to come away from the game with a point.

The first real opportunity came in the tenth minute when Lloyd Harmer tripped the Stenson striker in the penalty area, Rich Kelley in the AFC goal saving the spot-kick to ensure the game stayed level.

But after 30 minutes Stenson took the lead with a deflected shot from the edge of the penalty area.

AFC were level two minutes into the second-half, when Reilly Marshall was fouled in the penalty area and Gary Pickering fired home the spot-kick.

Jake Courtney and James Else both came close to winning it for Kimberley, but ultimately the points were shared.

Kimberley man-of-the-match: Ant Harwood.

Kimberley: Kelley, R Crompton, Ryan, Harwood, Harmer, Pickering, Barber, Else, Groves, Courtney, Marshall.