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Runcorn Town
Marine
Tue 24 Jul TBC - Friendly Full time

Runcorn Town 1-1 Marine

Mariners draw with late goal in latest pre season outing...

Marine drew their latest friendly on Tuesday night, following a competitive game at the Pavilions.

The visitors had most of the better chances throughout and hit the post and crossbar, but enjoyed a frustrating evening in front of goal until Caleb Jones levelled matters in the 87th minute.

Flowing football wasn't easy on a pitch which was showing the effects of the recent drought but both teams nevertheless did their best to get the ball down and pass it.

Home striker Steve Lewis put the Hallmark Premier Division club in to the lead ten minutes before the break, firing an angled shot in to the far corner of the net from the left of the penalty area.

The Town keeper made several good saves to keep the Mariners at bay but the Cheshire club had clear openings themselves, particularly as the game stretched late on.

Jones equalised with a mazy run in to the area, his low shot beating defence and goalkeeper to continue the Crosby club's unbeaten pre season programme to date.

The Mariners are next in action when Chorley visit the Marine Travel Arena on Saturday, KO 3pm.

Marine team: Martin Fearon, Kenny Strickland, James Short, Louis Coyne, Andy Hollins (Chris Doyle), Tony Donaldson, Ryan Wade (Caleb Jones), Craig Carney, Danny Mitchley (Conor Ready), Dom Reid (Trialist), Jack Stewart (Danny O'Donnell) .

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