Langtoft are denied a top scalp by last gasp leveller

Action from Langtoft's 2-2 draw at King's Lynn Reserves
Action from Langtoft's 2-2 draw at King's Lynn Reserves
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Langtoft United were one of the few teams to beat the weather on Saturday with a superb 2-2 draw away against King’s Lynn Reserves.

James Goode was in charge as interim manager at United who were only the second team to deny the division one leaders full points at home this season.

In front of a crowd of almost 200, Langtoft took the game to Lynn with Tom Smith testing the hosts’ goalkeeper inside the first few minutes.

John Armstrong also went close before the home team took the lead. United only half-cleared the ball from their area and Nelson Moreira fired through a crowd of legs to open the scoring.

United responded with several near misses before Andy Ellis picked up a perfect ball from James Duffy and beat several challenges to fire Langtoft level from outside the box.

United were on the back foot for long periods of the second half but took the lead when Armstrong, picking up a long clearance, flicked the ball over the on-rushing defender and curled a delightful shot over the Lynn keeper.

United were near dead on their feet for the last 20 minutes as the home side sought an equaliser. Langtoft, led by the ever-dependable captain Ash Philips, held on until injury time when Lynn levelled with a goal that United felt was offside.

Goalkeeper Robbie Virgin saved the initial shot but Thomas Barnes tapped in from close range to secure a point for the hosts.

Langtoft boss James Goode said: “Not many teams come here and go away with points but we really were unfortunately not to take all three points. The team were excellent not one player let me down.

Langtoft: Robbie Virgin, John Armstrong, James Duffy, Andy Ellis, Phil Gadsby, Keir O’Sullivan, Calum Parker, Ash Phillips, Thomas Smith, Adam Sparkes, Tony Wooding. Subs: Tom Glindon, Daniel Morris, Modesto Santaniello.