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HELLENIC LEAGUE: Fairford claim a point but it could have been more
FAIRFORD took a point against Hellenic League Division One West rivals Tytherington but midfielder Dan Drewitt felt they could have snatched all three.
The Cinder Lane side twice came from behind to secure a 2-2 draw against a visiting side with title aspirations and it might have been even better, according to midfielder Drewitt.
“We did well, Tytherington were very physical but we tried to play round them,” he said.
“We tend to concentrate more on the footballing side than the physical side, but we got stuck in when we needed to.
“We could have nicked it towards the end but a draw was still a reasonable result. I think we were more positive than disappointed afterwards.”
Tytherington took the lead midway through the first half when veteran Toby Colbourne converted following good work from Adamo Missiato.
The hosts showed their battling qualities and levelled before the break as winger Callum Parsons centred for midfielder Matt Boucher to slot home.
With the hour mark looming, Justin Bishop restored the Rocks’ lead from close range.
But when Colin Curtis’ cross was headed to Drewitt, the wide man controlled and smashed past Tom Sheppard with his left foot.
Sheppard got down well to deny Drewitt a winner late on and the scoreline remained at 2-2.
Fairford now have seven points out of a possible nine on the board and manager Paul Braithwaite was in positive mood afterwards.
“It was a good result that keeps our run going,” he said.
“The games we lost previously against Lydney and Carterton, they were quite physical themselves and Tytherington were as physical if not more so.
“They have got older men in their team and are a real senior side, whereas we had three 18-year-olds and a 17-year-old in there, so it was a good experience for them.
“Both myself and Gary (Powell, Tytherington manager) will probably be pleased with a point, but both of us will look at parts of the game where we could have won it.”
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