Late equaliser breaks Abbey’s hearts

Abbey Hey conceded late on as they were were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Wythenshawe Amateurs.

The home side made three changes from last weekend’s 2-1 win over Cammell Laird, as Mark Dillnut, Jay Hamzat and Rhys Clooney came into the starting eleven. 

The first proper chance of the game fell to Arthur Okonkwo for the visitors as he rose highest to meet a cross into the penalty area, but he headed well over the frame of Dillnut’s goal.

Dylan Fitzgerald went close for Abbey as he struck the post from close-range, before Kieran Nolan tried his luck from distance to lob the keeper, but his effort went wide of goal. 

The home side took the lead on the hour mark through captain Aaron Fleming, who rose highest to meet a Jordan Lazenbury cross in from the left. 

Kieran Curtis clipped the bar for the visitors ten minutes later from a free kick, before Lazenbury went clear through on goal but he was deemed offside by the referee.

Abbey thought they had held on for all three points but they conceded in the final minute of injury time, as a fierce strike from Richard Peters beat Dillnut from a tight angle to seal a point for the Ammies. 

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