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'Enthralling' encounter ends in draw for Motormen
SECOND half goals from Tom Rutter and Ashley Stott earned Motors a share of the spoils as they fought back from two goals down in this enthralling encounter at Rivacre Park.
The home side had a number of early chances with Tom Rutter, Danny Fearnehough and Craig Mahon all going close
Strotford, however, started to get a foothold on the game and took the lead after 30 minutes.
Good work on the right wing by Harry Baker who eventually played a ball into the danger area which found Matt Johnson who turned his marker and blasted the ball beyond Zac Jones from six yards out.
On 33 minutes, Lewis Spence found space on the left before hitting a fine left footed effort from 18 yards out which Jones did well to tip the ball past the post to safety.
Johnson took the resulting corner from the left and Sean Francis was left unmarked at the near post to head home and make it 2-0 to the visitors.
After the interval, Motors looked a different side and reduced the deficit on 49 minutes when a Mike Burns corner wasn't cleared by the Stortford defence, Tom Rutter reacted quickest to turn and fire home from six yards out for his ninth league goal of the season.
The equaliser came on 62 minutes when Rutter was hauled down in the area by Johnny Herd and the referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot.
Ashley Stott stepped up and calmly chipped the resulting penalty down the middle after Keeper Luke Chambers had dived to his left.
Both sides had chances to win the game late on however a draw was a fair result in the end.
Vauxhall: Jones, Wainwright (Kocsis 46), Barnes, Hannigan, Nicholas, Fearnehough, Mahon, Noone, Rutter, Stott (Winslade 84), Burns.
Subs not used: Martindale, Ellison.
On Saturday, January 26, Vauxhall Motors are inviting their supporters to bring along a friend to their league match FREE of any admission charge.
In an effort to encourage some new faces at Rivacre Park, the Motormen want to entice their own supporters to bring along a friend to this match, with only the higher admission charge paid at the turnstiles to allow two spectators into the game.