Basford can only view this game as points dropped as the visitors had ample opportunities to make the game safe on numerous occassions when holding a one goal advantage. Despite taking the lead twice and looking well in control, very poor goals considered at crucial points in the game proved the undueing and ensured the home side came away with a point.
United started very well and on 10 minutes after Theo Smith had smashed the post Aaron Hooton kept his composure to slam home the rebound.The home side equalised on 40 min as visting keeper Jake Want charging out his box failed to deal with a through ball and allowed Jack Hopper to cooly lob for 1-1.
United recovered from the set back as on 47 min Hooton was on hand to net his second being in the right place to finish off Theo Smiths blocked effort.With the home side pushing forward huge gaps in the home sides rearguard should have been exploited and United could only watch the chances go as Fretwell pulled off wonder saves from Smith, Hooton and Jarrod Westcarr fired wide when well placed.Failure to convert kept the home side in the game. As Greenwood senses an opportunity Want redeemed himself with a fine tip overs.
The home side drew level on 75 min as a short back pass allowed Kelly to nip in and round a static Jake Want to roll home. Basford still had further chances to get the win and Aaron Hooton who had a fine game, out of character fired over with Fretwell grounded and the goal gapping.The home keeper though had the last laugh and proved the hero as a clear penalty on 89 min saw substitute Tommy Kemps firm penalty very well saved by the ex United keeper to safeguard a good point in an entertaining encounter.The day could have got a lot worse for United had Want not tipped over well in injury time as the game ended level.
Whilst the dressing room is understandable a little frustrated 4 points from 2 away games is not a bad return for a promoted team playing in a tough league.
For United down the left side Martin Lench & Aidan Brady had very good games and for the home side Mario Lopez looks a class act.