Lit­tle­more at the dou­ble to se­cure a draw

Bangor Mail - - SPORT -

CAMP­BELL HAR­RI­SON’S men left it very late to res­cue a point against Gres­ford Ath­letic as they warmed up for two knock­out com­pe­ti­tions in quick suc­ces­sion, writes Gareth Davies.

John Lit­tle­more forced home the sec­ond of his brace in the 90th minute to seal a 2-2 draw at home with Gres­ford Ath­letic on Satur­day and keep the is­lan­ders in fifth place in the Huws Gray Al­liance stand­ings.

Gres­ford had taken a two-goal lead into the in­ter­val and were well worth their ad­van­tage as Hot­spur strug­gled to get a foothold in the game. Owen Roberts made the most of a de­fen­sive slip putting the Clap­pers Lane out­fit into an early lead which was added to in the dy­ing em­bers of the first half via an own goal, al­though Jack Chaloner may claim it.

Har­ri­son who was less than im­pressed to put it mildly with his team’s open­ing half per­for­mance read the riot act and the hosts came out with much more en­ergy which was lack­ing in the first pe­riod and put much pres­sure on the vis­i­tors’ rear­guard which even­tu­ally paid off al­though Gres­ford still cre­ated prob­lems.

Lit­tle­more re­duced the ar­rears on 57 how­ever it took a great block by keeper Paul Pritchard to pre­vent the vis­i­tors restor­ing their two-goal ad­van­tage and thus even­tu­ally en­abling Lit­tle­more to draw his side level at the death.

A late re­prieve for Holy­head, but there was still time at the other end for the vis­i­tors and Pritchard needed to be alert to tip a rasp­ing Gres­ford shot over the top to en­sure the draw.

After last night’s MG Natha­nial Cup tie at home to Caernar­fon Town, Hot­spur travel to Den­bigh Town (2.30pm) on Satur­day for their Welsh Cup first round en­counter.

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