Leek Town Pumas faced newly promoted Goldenhill Juniors this weekend and were made to work very hard to secure a point with a lst minute equaliser.
Goldenhill who won Division 2 last year with a 100% winning record started the brighter and forced the Pumas back towards their own goal and almost opened the scoring mid way through the half when a chipped effort beat Pumas keeper Aidan Derbyshire
but thankfully rebounded back off the post.
As the half wore on the Leek gained a better grip on the game and took the lead in the 35th minute when Will Carney
latched onto a Tyler Simms
through ball before slotting it past the Goldenhill keeper, a lead which they held until half time.
Goldenhill started the second half with a string of long throws being launched into the Pumas goalmouth and they benefited when a deflected shot found its way into the back of the net to level the scores.
Worse was to follow though as a long ball from the Goldenhill defence found its way to the centre forward who made no mistake from 20 yards out when slipping the ball into the far corner.
So the Pumas now had to show a bit of character and as they have done so often in the past it came with only two minutes left on the clock when a cross from Luke Lewis
found Tom Cashmore only ten yards from goal and he hit a thunderbolt into the top corner to give the Pumas a share of the spoils.
Final score: Leek Town Pumas 2-2 Goldenhill