Swaffham Town 2 Haverhill Rovers 2
Haverhill went into this game looking for their first points of the season after a tough start coming off the back of four straight league defeats.
The game started brightly as Haverhill looked bright going forwards while at the other side Swaffham's Alex Vincent looked a real threat with his early running at the Rovers back four. Haverhill enjoyed the upper hand in the early stages forcing a number of corners that would eventually see them take a deserved early lead when Marcus Hunt met a Shinn corner to head into the top corner in customary fashion for the Haverhill defender.
After the early lead the game became very open as both teams looked a threat on the attack as another Haverhill corner nearly saw them double the lead when an Alleyne header hit the target and brought a good save out of Brooks in the home goal while at the other end the Swaffham forward line began to ask more questions out of the Haverhill defence and keeper Archer was brought into action with a couple of comfortable saves.
After 25 minutes the home side then put together another good move in the final third that saw the ball fall to George Hutton who scored to bring the scores level. The home team were by now beginning to edge the game before Shinn nearly restored the lead for Haverhill when his free-kick brought another good save out of Brooks, but it was Swaffham who still looked the bigger threat and with half time looming they took the lead with another goal from Hutton who headed home after another good attack.
The second half again saw a very open game but Haverhill started to enjoy the better possession as Weaver tested Brooks from outside the box and again shortly after as the home keeper pushed the ball around the post, whilst at the other end the Haverhill defence looked more comfortable with the home attack as Archer was rarely threatened.
With the visitors continuing to enjoy the better possession a fine run down the left by Alleyne saw him play a pinpoint cross that was met by Weaver who scored from close range for a deserved equaliser for the visitors.
Swaffham responded well and nearly regained the lead when a Defty header was cleared off the line by Gardner before Brooks then made another good save at the other end from a Shinn shot as Haverhill finished the stronger of the two teams but could not find another clear cut chance to take all the points as the game finished all square giving Haverhill a deserved first point of the season.
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