Littlemore left it late to snatch a draw in an entertaining fixture at a cold and blustery Cuttteselowe Park on Saturday morning.

A 'never say die' attitude and a slice of good fortune ensured a sharing of the points.

In the first match Summertown dominated possession with neat passing, team-work and movement to create chance after chance but Littlemore's defence and keeper battled bravely to protect their goal from the attacks. Eventually, during one goalmouth scramble Jack Dark, with his back to goal, swivelled on a sixpence to sweep the ball into the net for the opener for Summertown. However, Littlemore were dangerous on the break and Summertown's defence and keeper likewise had to be on their toes to deal with the swift counter-attacks.

Summertown were rewarded for another bout of team work when a 3 man move saw Dark cheekily lob the Littlemore keeper, round him and collect the ball on the bounce to score into an open net for his and Summertown's second goal. Summertown were unable to build up more of a lead in this match which they would come to rue but the Littlemore keeper should be commended for excellent saves as should Kyle Orum playing against his old Littlemore team-mates who had an outstanding match.

The second match was a lot more even with both teams all out attacking end to end. Littlemore went ahead when a break from halfway saw their forward slot the ball neatly past the advancing Summertown keeper. Summertown struck back quickly when a corner wasn't cleared properly and James Othen slammed the ball into the roof of the net. More chances came and went but neither side could find a breakthrough.

As the game wore on, Littlemore started to push Summertown back and with 2 minutes left Summertown cleared a corner to the sideline only for the Littlemore player to volley it straight back through a crowd of players past the unsighted keeper. 2-1...and Littlemore's tails were up and cheered on by their parents & supporters surged forward in search of another goal. Seconds left and a cross from the right was drilled in low and as McLennon turned to get out of the way of it the ball clipped his heel and wrong-footed Summertown's keeper for the 3-1 win and the overall equaliser.

It was too late for a dejected Summertown or a relieved & rejuvenated Littlemore to mount any further attacks and the match finished all square.

Same again next week when the two teams meet in the cup...