De­nied by late equaliser

East Kilbride News - - MOTORS -

A late Mor­ton equaliser de­nied East Kil­bride U20s an­other SPFL West De­vel­op­ment League win last week.

On a night which saw the Kilby young­sters ex­tend their un­beaten league run to five matches they came so close to a mem­o­rable vic­tory.

De­spite fall­ing be­hind in the first half, EK hit back to lead 2-1 be­fore a lev­eller five min­utes from time en­sured Mor­ton took a point back to Greenock.

The vis­i­tors took the lead in 20 min­utes when Nathan Durham headed home a free-kick from the left.

But the home side lev­elled five min­utes be­fore the break. Scott Brodie’s header from a Scul­lion corner was blocked and Gary Gra­ham pounced to smash home from 12-yards.

Kilby nearly took a lead into the half-time break but Mati Zata’s blis­ter­ing drive from 16 yards was bril­liantly tipped over the bar.

The sec­ond half saw EK con­tinue the good form and take the lead on the hour.

An ex­cel­lent move on the right saw Lewis Do­herty whip in a per­fect cross, which was slammed home by tri­al­ist Geoff Mitchell at the back post.

In­juries and fa­tigue forced EK into some late changes as Mor­ton fought back into the game. And Mor­ton were re­warded five min­utes from time when Lan­gan struck a low shot into the corner from 18 yards.

EK al­most won it in stop­page time but Liam Craig’s cross evaded every­one. De­spite a late flurry of Kilby cor­ners, full-time ar­rived with the spoils shared on a cold night at K-Park.

Kilby face sec­ond place Queen’s Park at Lesser Ham­p­den tonight, kick-off 7.45pm.

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