Late lev­eller earns Har­ro­gate share

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

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.

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