Town score late equaliser to salvage Godalming point

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Leighton Town picked up a point on the road as they drew 2-2 with Godalming Town on Saturday.

The result means Stuart Murray’s men are still in the Evo Stik Division 1 Central bottom two, three points adrift of Fleet Town in 20th.

Town got off to a good start in blustery conditions, taking the lead after 14 minutes through Dave Brown after the Godalming defence failed to clear a free kick.

Good work by Jenkins and Hazet at the heart of the visitors’ defence restricted Godalming to a couple of half chances which were not taken and when they did make progress Bradley Kirkwood in the Town goal made a good save to deny the hosts an equaliser.

Alex O’Brien brought two good saves from home keeper Ossai as Leighton pressed at the end of the first period.

Both sides started the second half well and chances were created at both ends.

But it wasn’t until the 75th minute that Godalming scored an equaliser when a deflected shot hit the post and the rebound fell to Bassett who scored from inside the six yard box.

Leighton worked hard and pressed forward looking to take the game to the hosts but a long clearance found Bassett on the left - who looked at least five yards off-side - and he ran through unchallenged and gave Kirkwood no chance to give Godalming the lead.

Town responded and Hatch almost scored with a great header from a corner.

Leighton pushed everyone forward as they searched for the equaliser and they were rewarded at the very end when keeper Ossai failed to hold an O’Brien free-kick and the alert Hatch was on hand to level the scores.