CRUSADERS’ FURY AT LATE GOAL
BOTH sides had to settle for a point apiece in this eventful encounter at Bulpit Lane.
The Crusaders twice led but were pegged back on both occasions with three of the four goals scored in controversial fashion.
Hungerford took the lead when a mistake from a defender let in HUNGERFORD TOWN 2 EAST THURROCK UNITED 2 By Mike Hall Stefan Brown to square to Nicholas Bignall, who tucked the ball away at the second attempt.
James Rusby then brought a great save from Lukas Lidakevicius in the East Thurrock goal as Town pressed before the visitors levelled with a penalty.
Gareth Thomas seemed to make a great tackle on Sam Higgins but the referee disagreed and Higgins got up to beat Lewis Ward.
Hungerford regained the lead on 49 minutes when a cross-shot from Ian Herring was held by Lidakevicius only to step back over the goal-line according to the assistant referee.
The next controversy came when Town tried to make a change only for the officials to allow a restart and Max Cornhill bundled the ball home to level for East Thurrock. STAR MAN: Stefan Brown (Hungerford Town) ENTERTAINMENT: ★★★★★