FOOTBALL: Heartbreak for Pinchbeck United at Rugby Town
There was last-minute heartbreak for Pinchbeck United on Saturday when title-chasing Rugby Town netted a 94th-minute penalty to claw back a point on Saturday.
The Knights were looking good for a potentially unexpected three points at Butlin Road, after a first half corner was swung in by Lee Beeson and Oli Maltby finished smartly.
Pinchbeck certainly had their chances, but failed to convert them, always leaving the door open for the home, second-placed side to get back into the game - which they duly did...at the very last knockings.
"We were gutted really," said Knights boss Ian Dunn. "It wasn't like we had gone there and we were pleased with a draw after the effort the lads had put in at a big ground like that. It shows just how far we have come.
"We restricted them to one long-range shot and we had half-chances all game. Juse one mistake cost us."
Nick Jackson was the unlucky defender involved, when he made contact with Liam Francis in the box when the Knights were all-out defending at the end of the game. The resulting penalty was calmly slotted away by Edwin Ahenkorah - Ricky Lovelace going the wrong way.
"There were 54 minutes in the second half - not quite sure where the referee got that from," said Dunn. "And if we were being really pernickity, one of their players should have been sent off for a second yellow. He was subbed by his manager straight after a 'talking to', so that said everything really!"