REPORT | Mickleover Sports 3-3 Barwell
East Midlands sides play out an entertaining draw on the final day of the season.
The game got off to a flying start, with Mickleover taking the lead after four minutes when Liam Castle and Craig Stanley failed to clear their lines, allowing Norcoss to slot into an empty net after good work from Andy Dales.
Barwell responded just two minutes later when Brady Hickey fired the ball in from an angle to equalise.
After just 11 minutes, Barwell had taken the lead when Mitch Piggon turned in the rebound from Hickey’s saved free kick.
After play had settled down, Barwell extended their lead with 15 to play before the break. Piggon ran onto a long ball and kept his composure to fire home across goal to make it 3-1.
Just two minutes after the restart, with John McGrath’s words still ringing in their ears, Mickeover reduced the deficit as Norcross fired in his second of the game.
It was non-stop action as McGrath struck a beautiful free kick into the top corner just before the hour mark.
Despite plenty of attempts for both sides to grab a winner, the game fizzled out and both teams concluded their seasons with an entertaining draw.