A lovely finish from Paddy Knight rescued a point for the 6s and kept them in the chasing pack for promotion against the current league leaders. Old Owens showed why they are currently top with a strong first half performance and went a goal up on the stroke of half time with a goal that looked clearly offside. To be fair to the hosts, they could have already been ahead had it not been for a point blank save from AP keeper Roberts, who returned to the side and was as good as ever. Craig Winterton, Ditmir Sulejmani and Toby Smith also defended excellently to keep the home team at bay. Waldrum worked his socks off on the left but the 6s struggled to maintain consistent pressure going forward.
A slight half time change of tactics gave the 6s a better grip on possession and more of a threat. Olly Tolcher got more of the ball in midfield and tested the keeper on a couple of occasions, Jack Parsons and Matt Conlon got on top of the home side’s clever midfielders, and Gavin Johnson went close playing as a makeshift Centre Forward.
On 65 minutes an exquisite(?) through ball from the older Tolcher put Paddy Knight through, who lofted his finish over the outrushing goalkeeper for 1-1. AP then had a spell of pressure where they could have stolen all three points with Liam Doyle going close from the edge of the area.
AP had to withstand a nervy final few minutes as the home team looked to win it. Dan Ware came into the back four and defended excellently to help the 6s hang on to a very decent away point.
The 6s worked very hard all over the pitch and everyone deserves a pat on the back for their contribution to the result. MOM though goes to Matt Conlon, who was dominant in midfield in the second half, winning tackles and headers and keeping possession well.