A BRIGHT start to the season for Coventry & North Warwickshire saw them take a share of the points at home to Telford & Wrekin following an entertaining 3-3 draw in the Midland League Division One.
The hosts however will not be too pleased after surrendering three-goal lead in the second half as Telford battle back to claim a point.
It was skipper Sam Clarke who opened the scoring after just three minutes when a mazy run in the area left him free to strike home for a great goal.
Telford fought back and created two good chances from penalty corners but Adam Merrell was in his best form to keep th ehosts in front.
And soon after Sheehan Cummings was on hand to poke home a loose ball to put Coventry further ahead.
After the teams exchanged short corners, it was another good goal for the home team resulting from a cross into the area by Dom Bell, after being fed by Ricky Saund, which reached Matt Baldock for him to score third.
It could have been four but Cummings was denied by a good save by the Telford keeper.
What had been a hard fought but fair contest boiled over in the second half and green and yellow cards left Coventry short handed which helped the visitors to gain the ascendancy.
They pulled two goals back in the first quarter of an hour before Cummings was again in action to be denied by an excellent save.
At the other end Telford failed from another corner, but, not to be denied, they scored an equaliser with ten minutes to go.
Either side could have won it in the final minutes with Coventry’s best chance coming when Bell fired narrowly wide from a reverse stick shot but they were made to settle for a point.