Planters get point as strong wind wins the day
Stewart equalises once more
Norwich United 1 Bowers & Pitsea 1
Bostik League North Division
For the second week running Nathan Stewart grabbed a second half equaliser, securing Norwich United what could be another vital point, as the Planters moved up a place and more importantly six points above bottom placed Romford.
The visitors, Bowers & Pitsea, had secured seven wins in their ten previous games to move clear in second place, but it was the strong wind from the east blowing straight down the ground that proved the winner.
Bowers, playing with the wind in the first half, took the lead after 33 minutes when David Knight struck a shot into Andy Wilton’s top corner giving the in-form keeper no chance.
With the wind at their backs the Planters equalised on the hour, Stewart beating visitors keeper Callum Chafer to a ball into the area and touching it past him and inside the far post.
could have sealed the victory in the closing minutes but hit his shot narrowly over the bar at the far post.
Planters: Wilton, Barker, Rose, Wones, Eastaugh (Hitch 18), Watts, Jones, Applegate (Pollock 79), Jackson, Stewart, Carroll (Mackie 64). Unused sub: Probert.
Bowers & Pitsea: Chafer, Boswell (Salmon 67), Stokes, Sendall (Pinto 46), Leahy, Dicks, Sartain, Knight, Barnwell (Hughes 85), Nyanja. Unused subs: Catling, Cobblah.
Referee: Abigail Marriott. Assistants: Neil Farrow & Ryan Thurbin.