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Late equaliser costs Leominster Town against Shenstone
9:10am Thursday 9th August 2012 in Sport
Leominster Town 2 Shenstone Pathfinders 2.
TOWN should have taken three points from their opening match in the new West Midlands Regional League Division One campaign, but lost two to a hotly contested late equaliser.
With Town’s offside claims waved away, the Briarwood Boys threw everything into going after a winner as the second half ran down, but Shenstone had their keeper - and a string of instinctive saves - to thank for hanging on.
Co-bosses Mike Symonds and Nick Barnett can take heart from the football Town played, with close season capture Paul Jones prominent in many well-worked attacks.
Town opened the scoring in the first half when Dean Jordan swooped on a overhead kick from Ben Price to slam home.
On the stroke of half-time Shenstone equalised through a penalty. Town took the lead again on the hour through Steve Williams and should have sealed a win well before Shenstone scored again late on.