Hurstpierpoint 1sts 1-1 Ansty Sports and Social Club 

Hurst dropped more points at home after a frustrating afternoon against a hard working Ansty side.

Luke Macdonald missed an early chance to put the hosts in front with a header from close range.

Michael McFadden played Olly Lambert in on the twenty minute mark who’s perfectly timed run put him one on one with the keeper to neatly slot home for his sixth of the season.

Chances for Oecken, Ward and Stoneham went begging in the first half with Hurst playing the better football but not winning the battle in the middle.

Ansty applied pressure very well throughout the game and forced multiple mistakes from the Hurst defence. 

A lot of free kicks from deep rained on the Hurst box but an in-form Dean Cornwall cleaned up the majority. However, a direct shot from one free kick rebounded off the post and was side footed into an empty net.

Shaun Stoneham was then sin binned for dissent before a trio of changes took place, Taylor for Davis, Shorter for Stoneham and Luke Macdonald was taken off for Alex Stevens; making his first Hurstpierpoint appearance in eight years. 

Jake Godfrey was given offside when one on one with the keeper and Stevens missed the chance to write his name in history with a last minute chance from a Tom Ward cross.

In added time Ansty had a goal disallowed for offside, contraverisally, after no signal from the Hurstpierpoint linesman.

Man of the match: Dean Cornwall 

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