Late leveller earns Harrogate share
NATIONAL LEAGUE: Aaron Williams netted with almost the last kick of the game to earn Harrogate Town a last-gasp draw at home to Chesterfield.
Simon Weaver’s team looked as if they were heading for a third defeat in four matches until substitute Williams struck in the 96th minute.
With the Spireites wellorganised at the back and lacking any real forward ambition, Town saw plenty of the ball in the first half, although clear-cut chances were rare.
The closest either side came to a goal was when Joe Leesley stung the palms of visiting goalkeeper Callum Burton with a fierce strike from inside the penalty area.
The second half began with Chesterfield showing slightly more intent and they were rewarded in the 57th minute when substitute Jerome Binnom-Williams’s strength and determination enable him to slide the ball across goal for Jonathan Smith to slot home from close-range.
Town initially struggled to build pressure in the final third but a late onslaught eventually saw Liam Kitching and Mark Beck go close.
And it seemed as though the visitors had successfully negotiated seven minutes of added-time until Town won a corner with just seconds remaining and Williams forced home from close-range following an almighty scramble.