Haverhill Rovers 1 Whitton United 1
Following a good midweek victory over local neighbours Saffron Walden Town, Rovers were looking to continue their recent improved League form when they entertained Whitton United on Saturday.
Rovers started the game strong as their front three of Alleyne, Weaver and Longley were causing the visitors problems with their pace in behind as Rovers forced a number of early corners before Whitton keeper Jones did well to tip over a Farrant header.
Moments later at the other end Archer was then called into action when he did well to save at full stretch a powerful Ingram shot and for a time the visitors looked a danger from set pieces as Rovers struggled with balls into the box.
Shinn then tested Jones when he did well to keep hold of a powerful free-kick from the Rovers player-manager and this set up a period of Rovers pressure that saw a number of dangerous balls played into the visitors box, but the home attack were unable to apply a final touch.
The deadlock was finally broken when a good through ball saw Alleyne get the better of the home defence before he rounded the keeper to slot the ball home for a half time lead.
Whitton started the second half in a more determined mood as they played with two up top and played more direct and this bright start to second half soon saw them draw level when Rovers were guilty of standing off Reece Ingram who shot into the top corner giving Archer no chance in the Rovers goal.
The game was wide open after this as both teams wanted to play for the win as the ball flowed end to end with chances being created as Williams hit the Rovers woodwork and Newnes shot just wide of the Whitton goal.
Rovers finished the game strongly as they pinned the visitors back but were unable to find a clear breakthrough resulting in a share of the points that overall was a fair result for both teams.
TEAM: Archer, Moody, Gardner, Shinn, Farrant, Wilderspin, Newnes (Hunt 85), Baker, Weaver (Healey 70), Alleyne, Longley
Unused Subs: Holmes, Jebb
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