Nello James 2 - 2 AFC Didsbury
AFC Didsbury: Westhall, Mackie, Rogers, Battersby (C), McDonald, Stiff, Bishop (Bermingham), Creasey, Wallace (MacHugh), Corbett, Harrison.
Goals: Corbett, Wallace
Man of the Match: Harrison
AFC Didsbury are still looking for their first win in 2013 as two late Nello James goals ensured that the spoils were shared.
Nello James have enjoyed a good run of recent results and will have entered this game feeling confident after winning each of their last four
Instead it was the visitors, AFC Didsbury, who started the game brightest and quickly raced in to an early two goal lead thanks to goals from Mike Corbett and Jack Wallace. The away side played some of their best football of the season in the first half and created several clear cut chances. Didsbury failed to capitalise on this pressure with several good chances being spurned which meant that Nello James were able to stay in the game.
The second half was a much scrappier affair as both teams struggled with the heavy pitch. The score remained at 2-0 up until the last 5 minutes of the game when the home side scored with their first clear cut chance of the
Deep in to stoppage time Didsbury then had a very good penalty claim turned down which allowed Nello James to launch a last gasp counter attack, some hesitant defending from Didsbury resulted in a headed own goal which was to be the final act of the game.
The late goals may prove costly for Didbsury as this leaves them two points behind league leaders Moss Side despite having played two extra games.
Words by Ben Jaffray