NCEL Football: Worksop Parramore 2–2 Shirebrook Town

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Shirebrook got off to their usual slow start and conceded after just seven minutes in their 2-2 draw with Worksop Parramore on Tuesday night.

Tom Nolan’s run and low cross found Liam Morris who had the simplest of finishes on the far post to put the home side in front.

Shirebrook gradually eased their way into the game despite some near misses from Parramore.

The scores were level after 20 minutes, Mitch Slawson finding Dean Rick and the striker opening his account for the club with a sublime finish from just outside the box.

In a fairly even first half both sides had chances to take the lead but the scores remained level at the interval.

Danny Naylor continued his comeback, coming on for Luke Thomas on the hour mark with Steve McGurk dropping into the centre of defence. Naylor’s calmness on the ball began to pay dividends. A Lee Briggs cross found the head of Slawson but Steve Hernandez in the Parramore goal saved under the crossbar after 68 minutes.

Two minutes later the hard work was undone, a deflected shot was parried by Frost and Liam Morris finished from close range to put the home side in front.

The game continued to ebb and flow, Danny McLane saw his 20 yard effort drift wide of the post and Parramore had a goal cancelled out for offside.

A surging run on 88 minutes from Lee Briggs brought the scores level. The full back went past 2 defenders before unleashing a low drive that Hernandez got a hand to but the power of the shot took it under his body and into the net.

A fully deserved draw, on to Thursday night at Langwith Road for the visit of AFC Emley.

Worksop Parramore: Hernandez, Lindley, Stainforth, Lowe Scott (c), Wall (Allott 75), Wright (Dawson 65), Nolan, Thompson, Holmes, Morris, Hatton (Fretwell 45). Subs not used: Lowe Stuart, Khalid.

Shirebrook Town: Frost, McLane, Briggs, Ludlow, Timons, Thomas (Naylor 65), McGurk (c), Jackson, Slawson, Topliss, Rick. Subs not used: Drake, Hackett, Guest, Rodger.

Referee: Mr Lee Freeman.

Assistants: Mr Phil Holmes and Mr Graham Taylor.

Man of the Match: Kyle Ludlow.

Attendance: 58.