Fleming earns Abbey Hey a late point against Sandbach

Aaron Fleming rescued a late point for Abbey Hey as they held promotion hopefuls Sandbach United to a 2-2 draw at the Abbey Stadium.

Terry Hincks and Chris Woods made 3 changes from the side that won on penalties last weekend in the FA Vase against AFC Liverpool, as Joe Neild, Luke Hincks and Ben Halfacre all returned to the starting eleven.

The home side went close twice within a minute through Jordan Lazenbury, but the forward was unable to capitalise on either chance. First he narrowly chipped over the bar from close-range, before he fired well over a minute later after being played clear through on goal.

The deadlock was broken after 24 minutes through Dylan Fitzgerald, who volleyed home from close-range, getting it on the end of a cross in from Fleming on the right.

It should have been more than one for the home side going into the break, but they failed to take their chances as further chances went wasted through Halfacre and Fitzgerald.

The wasted chances punished the home side as Sandbach found a way back into the game on the stroke of half-time, as Heywood was beaten with a header from close-range after a delightful cross into the area.

Sandbach United took the lead with twenty minutes to go at The Abbey Stadium on the counter, as stand-in keeper Matt Grimshaw was beaten by a low-driven effort from the edge of the box on the right.

Fleming was in the right place at the right time though to secure Abbey Hey a point on 96 minutes, heading home at the far post, getting onto the end of a cross in from the right-hand side.

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