FOOTBALL - Last gasp Edwards goal rescues point for Brakes at Blyth - The Leamington Observer

FOOTBALL - Last gasp Edwards goal rescues point for Brakes at Blyth

Aaron Sutcliffe 3rd Nov, 2022 Updated: 3rd Nov, 2022   0

JACK Edwards scored a last gasp equaliser to earn Leamington a point at Blyth Spartans in an entertaining 2-2 draw.

Edwards scored five minutes into time added on to rescue a point after he had opened the scoring in the first half only for the home side to respond with two goals of their own in a 2-2 draw at Croft Park.

The result leaves Leamington in 10th place in the National League North table.

Paul Holleran’s side started brightly, despite having to endure a five-hour coach journey to Blyth, and took the lead on 10 minutes when Spartans goalkeeper Alex Mitchell could only clear the ball straight to Edwards who composed himself before looping a shot back over the keeper from 35-yards out and into the empty net.

However, Blyth drew level when Nicky Deverdics slammed the ball into the top left corner from the penalty spot after James Mace was penalised for handball.

And Blyth completed the turnaround on 82 minutes when Deverdics curled a superb free-kick past Callum Hawkins and into the top right corner of the goal.

The visitors refused to beaten and were rewarded with virtually the last kick of the game as Edwards stabbed the ball home deep into injury time to spark wild scenes of celebration.

Leamington are next in action at home to Scarborough Athletic on Saturday, November 5 with kick-off at 3pm at the Your Co-Op Community Stadium.


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