28th Oct, 2016

Late penalty forces Racing Club Warwick to settle for a draw at Coventry Copsewood

Steve Carpenter 18th Apr, 2016 Updated: 9 hours ago

A DUBIOUS late penalty forced Racing Club Warwick to settle for a point following a 2-2 draw away at Coventry Copsewood in the Midland Division One

Racing came away from Copsewood disappointed with just a point after a last minute penalty was awarded to the hosts which allowed them to score an equaliser with the last kick of the game.

The visitors started brightly with Ashley Buswell heading wide form a corner kick and Wade Malley forced a save from the home goalkeeper.

After Terence Morton missed an open goal after some good work from Junior Bennett, he later forced a good save from the Copeswood keeper after Malley played him through for a one-on-one.

Dowling was rarely troubled in the Warwick goal with Buswell and Hayden keeping a good line and catching the opposing strikers offside on several occasions. The big talking point from the first half though was a strong penalty decision turned down for the visitors after Malley had his shot blocked by a Copeswood hand, however appeals fell on deaf ears as the referee and linesman decided on a ball to hand.

The second half saw the hosts start brightly and and error by Jamie Vadasz allowed Ryan Harkin to score from six yards out.

Warwick responded in good fashion by putting the pressure on the hosts and were rewarded for their efforts when Martin Slevin pounced on a rebound from a Bennett saved shot to pull the visitors level.

Warwick were then ahead after some good work from Brown released Malley through on goal who coolly slotted home.

Copeswood put pressure on the visitors in search of the equaliser but Bennett missed a good chance to extend the lead after a heavy touch allowed the keeper to collect the ball after being put through.

Campbell had a decent effort saved on 90 minutes but a dubious 95th minute penalty was awarded to the hosts and Daniel Fraser equalised from the spot.