Long Sutton Athletic 2 Ketton 2
KETTON halted their miserable run of recent form with a well deserved point at Long Sutton on Saturday.
The visitors may even count themselves unfortunate to not have taken all three points having bossed the first half and twice taken the lead in proceedings.
Alex Collyer had twice gone close for the Rutland side before being upended in the box resulting in penalty on 25 minutes. Alex Sismore dispatched the spot kick.
When Malcolm Duff was hauled down ten minutes later Ketton thought they should have had a second spot kick but the referee waved their appeals aside.
Long Sutton reacted to Ketton’s first half display with a better showing after the break. They applied pressure on the Ketton goal and restored parity on 55 minutes.
This spurred Ketton forward and a quickly taken free-kick saw Matt Woodman set up James Farrell for a superbly taken lob to restore Ketton’s lead.
Sadly they could not convert this into a win as Long Sutton equalised with five minutes to play.
There was still time for the hosts to be reduced to ten men and for Ketton to go close through Woodman but they had to settle for a point.
Ketton boss Andy Gray said: “We’ve not got a good record over there so getting a point is not a bad result. Obviously having led twice I felt we should have seen the game out but it wasn’t to be.”
Ketton play Peterborough Sports on Saturday.
Ketton: Jamie Scott, Alex Sismore, Scott Holland, Johnny Holmes, Matt Woodman, Alex Collyer, Ian Marsh, James Farrell, Simon Cranwell, Malcolm Duff. Subs not used: Andy Gray, John Hoyles.