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A rousing finale saw Oakham United unable turn their late dominance into maximum points as they shared the spoils with Oundle Town on Saturday.

Seb Hayes' side had overturned a first half deficit to get back on level terms after the break through Scott Waumsley's goal.

They then created the better chances in the final exchanges only to be denied by some inspired goalkeeping in a quick-fire return match between the two sides who had met at Oundle a fortnight ago with the hosts edging a 2-1 victory.

Oakham and Oundle shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (52410853)
Oakham and Oundle shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (52410853)

Hayes said: "I would have taken the point at half-time but that wasn't the case at full-time.

"They were the better side in the first half and we had the better of the second and it was like a role reversal of when we played them last time.

"We created three or four really good chances in the last 15 minutes when it was 1-1 that we should have scored and then gone to win the game.

Oakham and Oundle shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (52410899)
Oakham and Oundle shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (52410899)

"Oundle are a good side but, with what we created in the last few minutes, we should have won the game.

"We might not have deserved it over the 90 minutes but we did on the second half performance."

Both sides had cancelled each other out in the opening period with Oakham defending well as Oundle enjoyed the lion's share of the game.

Oakham and Oundle shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (52410902)
Oakham and Oundle shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (52410902)

The visitors took the lead midway through the first half through a top drawer header from Scott Gardner after a well-worked setpiece.

Oundle continued to look threatening at setpieces but Oakham stood strong with home goalkeeper Jamie Stephens also saving well in a one-on-one after the visitors had taken advantage of a bad back pass.

Cameron Brookes went close with a header for the hosts who then switched to a 3-4-3 formation after the break in a bid to get back into the contest having lost by the odd goal in a couple of home games this season.

Oakham and Oundle shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (52410905)
Oakham and Oundle shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (52410905)

Their second half endeavours were then rewarded when a good move was worked out wide to Sven Hart who reached the byline before pulling the ball back for Waumsley to time his run to perfection and fire home the equaliser.

Oakham then pushed for a winner but were denied by a couple of top class saves while staying alert defensively as Oundle looked a danger on the counter-attack.

Hayes added: "We are defending really well and getting better every week which is good, but we're still not taking our chances which is killing us a bit.

Oakham and Oundle shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (52410908)
Oakham and Oundle shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (52410908)

"Oundle were very respectful at end, as we were to them, and we are starting to get good things said about us and the respect of other teams. It's just nice to get that feedback sometimes.

"We're building a good, young side and people can see what we're trying to do.

"We're hard to play against us and I can see progress at the end of the line. It's not as fast as I want it to be but I've got to be patient because we've got a lot of young players in the side who doing really well."

Oakham face a tough test on Saturday when they travel to face league leaders Stilton.

Oakham and Oundle shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (52410875)
Oakham and Oundle shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (52410875)
Oakham and Oundle shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (52410878)
Oakham and Oundle shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (52410878)
Oakham and Oundle shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (52410881)
Oakham and Oundle shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (52410881)
Oakham and Oundle shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (52410884)
Oakham and Oundle shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (52410884)
Oakham and Oundle shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (52410887)
Oakham and Oundle shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (52410887)
Oakham and Oundle shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (52410890)
Oakham and Oundle shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (52410890)
Oakham and Oundle shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (52410893)
Oakham and Oundle shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (52410893)
Oakham and Oundle shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (52410896)
Oakham and Oundle shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (52410896)


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