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Coalville come from behind twice to earn a draw against Coventry & North Warwickshire

Steve Carpenter 9th Nov, 2016 Updated: 9th Nov, 2016

HOCKEY: AN INSPIRED comeback from Coalville saw them come from behind to draw 3-3 against Coventry & North Warwickshire in the Midland League Division Two.

At two goals down and following a failed penalty stroke, it looked as though Coventry were on their way to a fourth defeat of the season, but the visitors fought back to earn a share of the points.

The trip to Leicestershire saw Coventry again light with only 11 players but they all put in a fighting performance with the sides being well matched during a quiet first half.

Coalville scored from a deflected short corner after 23 minutes but as the break arrived George Hollingsworth sharply put away a great cross from Dom Bell to level the scoreline at half-time.

Aidan Johnson was in good form and saved from a Coalville corner but this was followed by a period of Coventry dominance. Within three minutes Bell scored from a corner, failed from another and then a penalty stroke was given when a defender stopped a goal-bound shot with a foot.

Waqas Akbar’s shot was well saved by the keeper, but he redeemed himself by laying on a goal by Bell to make it 3-1 to the visitors.

Before long Coalville were back on level terms however thanks to two well-worked corners.

Stunned into action Tom Lees Austin Pritchard and Sam Clarke took the game to a wilting Coalville but none of their efforts were rewarded as the match drew to a close.

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