Oxford MailFOOTBALL: Foster is the hero as Didcot hold on (From Oxford Mail)

Get involved: send your photos, videos, news & views by texting OXFORD NEWS to 80360 or email us

FOOTBALL: Foster is the hero as Didcot hold on

Oxford Mail: Didcot Town’s Germaine Ofori has a header saved by Sam Alexander in the  2-2 home draw with Bridgwater on Saturday Didcot Town’s Germaine Ofori has a header saved by Sam Alexander in the 2-2 home draw with Bridgwater on Saturday

James Foster pulled off a brilliant late save as Didcot held on for a thrilling draw in Calor League Division 1 South & West at the Draycott Engineering Loop Meadow Stadium.

With the sides locked at 2-2 with only 11 minutes left, Tom Knighton had the chance to win it for the visitors, but Foster denied him with a superb, instinctive stop.

Didcot started the stronger with Germaine Ofori denied by Sam Alexander in the visitors goal.

Alexander then made a double save, again denying Ofori, before keeping out John Mills’s follow-up shot.

After 15 minutes, Tom Knighton fired Bridgwater in front with a cool finish past James Foster.

Didcot turned up the pressurewith Luke Carnell and Josh Dutton-Black had shots cleared off the line.

And they levelled after the break when they won a free-kick and Matthew Woodley curled a spectacular effort around the wall and into the top corner from just outside the area.

Four minutes later, Didcot took the lead. Alexander saved a Dutton-Black shot, but Mills put in the rebound.

Karim Rendall levelled and Knigh-ton should have won it for the visitors, but Foster performed his heroics to earn Didcot a point.

Didcot Tn: Foster, S Parish (Elkins 64), M Woodley, Heapy, Carnell, Franklin, Dutton-Black, Haysham, Mills, Ofori, Whitehead (Baines 76). Subs not used: Longford, Thorne, McKirnan.

Attendance: 124.

Meanwhile, North Leigh’s trip to Cinderford Town was off due to waterlogging.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

Get Adobe Flash player
About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree