Hall Road Rangers picked up a point from their trip to Hornsea Town on Saturday in a 2-2 draw.
With three minutes on the clock, Rangers went in front thanks to a wonderful finish from Kian Salter who got his second goal of the season.
The hosts recovered well from this early setback as they started to carve out opportunities on the Rangers goal. The best of these came in the 25th minute when Haydn Withill had to produce a good save.
Towards the end of the half, Rangers could have extended their lead. Kian Salter almost had his second goal of the game in the 39th minute when his effort was cleared away by the Hornsea defence after he was set through by a fine Dave Harrison ball.
In the 52nd minute, Hornsea got themselves back on level terms which came courtesy of a Luka Suluburic strike. The hosts continued to threaten as Withill had to make a couple of terrific saves in the Rangers goal.
Hornsea turned things round and took the lead in the 74th minute when Lewis Reece got his name on the scoresheet and punished Rangers for giving the ball away cheaply.
From then on, Rangers pushed to get themselves back in the game and committed more bodies up the pitch. They got their equaliser late on as Dave Harrison smashed the ball home when it broke to him after Luke Bullement’s cross come shot was well saved by Hornsea keeper Luke Cotton.
It could have been even better for Rangers. They had a chance to get a winner just before the final whistle, but Sam Loughton wasn’t able to get his effort on target. Rangers now sit in sixth place in the league table after this result.
Hall Road Rangers: Withill, Waud, Pulford, Sallis, Chaffer, Andrew (C), Wray (Loughton 50’), Bullement, Harrison, Salter (Miller 58’), O’Malley (Iversen 71’).
Sub Not Used: Emmerson.
Rangers joint boss Leon Sewell wasn’t happy with his side’s overall performance:
“It’s tough to accept a performance to that extent. We were fairly positive in the first half and I thought we started well.
Some players were in the game and other players weren’t in the game. It was a bit of a role reversal in the second half and we let Hornsea back in with two really poor goals. Really, really poor and it’s frustrating.
Testament to the players as they kept going towards the end. We should be winning games comfortably and we should be taking our chances.
We’ve still got a lot to work on. We looked like a brand new side today and we are to an extent. We really need the players to step up and deliver the goods.
Fair play to Hornsea. They’re an established side and have got some good players that have been at the club for a long, long time and they know each other inside out and our players are still getting to know one another.
The sooner the penny drops the better for myself and the management team because it’s starting to get a little bit frustrating now. We should be wrapping games like that up within the first half.
We’ve scraped a point literally by the skin of out teeth today. Given the second half performance, it’s definitely a point gained instead of three points lost.”