Joint player-boss Stewart Lambie scores late penalty to earn Oakham United a draw at Long Sutton in Peterborough League Premier Division clash
Joint player-boss Stewart Lambie helped land a point for Oakham United on Saturday as his late penalty secured a share of the spoils at Long Sutton.
Lambie felt that the draw was deserved for the Rutlanders in the Peterborough League Premier Division clash after another industrious effort from his side who had trailed to Jake Clitheroe's first half opener.
He said: "We worked hard again and are starting to get a bit of consistency in our performances.
"It was the third game in a row where the work-rate was good and we deserved the point.
"If this had been a couple of weeks ago, after going behind early on, we would probably have lost the game by three or four goals.
"It was good to come back and grind out a point from what was a scrappy game."
Oakham had been punished in the first half for over-playing at the back on a tricky surface as Clitheroe pounced to give the Magpies the lead.
With clear-cut chances at a premium at both ends, Oakham stayed in the game until equalising in the 85th minute.
Kieran Burley made a good run into the box and, after being upended, Lambie took on the penalty-taking responsibilities to send the keeper the wrong way and earn Oakham a point.
Oakham introduced the dual registered Philip Andre as a second half substitute after agreeing a loan deal for the youngster with United Counties League side Blackstones.
They are in derby action on Saturday with a short trip to Stamford Lions in what could be Lambie and Michael Nelson's last game as joint managers.
Oakham have started the interview process for appointing their new manager and are hopeful of having someone in place for the home match with ICA Sports on Saturday, October 26.
Oakham: Barker, Chamberlain, Kefford, Richmond, Uduovie, Brookes, Burley, Mastin, North, Bates, Gooding. Subs used: Andre, Lopes, Lambie.