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Earlswood Town leave it late to rescue a point at Kenilworth Sporting

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RYAN Froggatt’s late equaliser secured a vital point for Earlswood Town at Kenilworth Sporting on Saturday.

The defender thumped home in the 87th minute after the hosts had led through Jason Evans.

After a run of five straight defeats in all competitions, the point was most welcome for the Earls on a bitterly-cold afternoon that saw most Midland League Division Two fixtures snowed off.

The first half saw few chances for either side and it looked set to be goalless at the break.

However, a lapse in concentration gifted Kenilworth the opener, with Evans cutting in from the right to thump his low shot into the far corner.

Earlswood were much improved in the second half as they pushed for a way back into the game.

The pacy Shane Doyle caused an anxious moment for Sporting ‘keeper George Woodward by clipping the post with a lofted delivery from the left.

John Palmer then thought he’d beaten Woodward, but he couldn’t get a clean shot away from yards out.

Kenilworth also had their chances with Alastair Lewis pulling off a string of fine saves and Elliot Price being called on to make a last-ditch clearance.

However, the breakthrough came with three minutes left.

With numbers piled forward, Gary Walker’s hopeful effort from the left was kept alive by Leadun Dunlevy, who found Froggatt yards out to fire home his second of the season.

Earlswood return to The Pavilions this Saturday when they host Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons (2pm kick-off).

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