Chester le Street Town let a 2-0 lead slip as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Willington in this EBAC Norhtern League Div 2 fixture. Willington pressed Chester hard in the opening stages. After 19 minutes Willington took a quick free kick which caught out the Chester defence and let in Michael Brown. His shot brought a good block from Jack Wilson with Dean Thexton just failing to make contact with the rebound. After 26 minutes Robert Shields had a shot blocked with the foot of Wilson. The ball went up to hit the bar and the rebound was cleared with Willington claiming the ball had been over the line. Chester took the lead after 42 minutes when the ball was played through to Cameron Nichol and he raced into the area to fire in a great shot. After 51 minutes, Nichols found some space just outside the area but he fired his shot over the bar. Two minutes later a ball into the area was blocked and when Thexton fired in the rebound it was cleared off the line by Kevin Dixon. Play switched immediately to the other end with Joshua King firing a shot just wide of the post. Chester doubled their lead after 58 minutes when Christopher Stephenson moved down the right and hit a great cross to the far side for Scott Robson to climb well and power in a header. Willington reduced the deficit on 70 minutes. A ball into the area caused problems and Chester failed to clear the danger twice. The third attempt was only cleared to the edge of the area and Scott Oldfield hit a great strike first-time into the net. After 74 minutes, Craig Marron hit a free kick into the area for Kevin Dixon to get in a header which was heading for the bottom corner before Lewis Graham pulled off a great save to turn the ball for a corner. A minute later, Willington made a break down the right. It was crossed in to Thexton and he played it back to Nathan Plews but he pulled his shot wide for a good position. After 76 minutes, Willington had a good passing move which took the ball to Anthony Lee who slipped it past Wilson but Dixon got back to clear it off the line. Willington restored parity after 85 minutes when the ball was played through the middle and Rhys Turnbull was penalised for a foul with Thexton converting the penalty.
Team: Jack Wilson, Christopher Stephenson, Rhys Turnbull, Craig Marron (Joe Grant, 84 mins), Alexander Walker, Kevin Dixon, Joshua King, Kieran Megran, Scott Robson, Cameron Nichol, Jai Grant (Connor Lyon, 80 mins). Subs Not Used : Jack Oliver, Michael Hepplewhite, Danny Hepplewhite