The Non-League Football Paper - - BOSTIK LEAGUE - By Ken Bra­zier

MERSTHAM re­cov­ered from a two-goal half-time deficit to share the spoils.

En­field led on three min­utes when Ryan Black­man played in Liam Hope who con­verted from close range.

Alex Ad­dai and Char­lie Penny tested Town­ers keeper Joe Wright and En­field debu­tant Mat Mitchel King made a vi­tal block be­fore the hosts in­creased their lead, seven min­utes be­fore half-time.

Aaron Greene was man­han­dled in the box by Tom Collins and Ryan Black­man con­verted the spot-kick.

The sec­ond half be­longed to Merstham. And they scored on 51 min­utes, when a half-cleared corner fell to Tom Ka­vanagh, who ri­fled a fine ef­fort into the top corner.

En­field’s Adam Martin shot wide and Sam Youngs had a shot blocked. But the vis­i­tors looked pacy on the break, prompted by sub Tayshan Hay­den-Smith.

Black­man had an ef­fort saved by Moat­siders keeper Ash­lee Jones be­fore Liam Har­wood turned in a set­piece from close range to give the vis­i­tors a de­served equaliser..

Har­wood then made a vi­tal headed clear­ance. But a point was the least Merstham de­served for their sec­ond-half en­ergy. STAR MAN: Alex Ad­dai (Merstham) EN­TER­TAIN­MENT: ★★★★★

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