King Edward VI student Matty Bell capped an impressive individual performance with a second half penalty conversion which enabled Trojans to hold West Hampstead 2-2 in the second v third South Premier League Division 2 clash at Stoneham Lane.
The wing back drilled home a low shot from a short corner to level the scores after the Middlesex side had turned an early setback into a 2-1 lead.
Trojans, still lagging eight points behind leaders Guildford (who were surprisingly held 1-1 by Staines), began on a positive note through Dan Ferrier’s 10th goal of the season.
By half-time West Hampstead were level through Alex Stobbart and early in the second half ahead when Chris Todd bagged his 18th goal of the campaign, picking up a rebound after a fine save by Steve Cole.
Bell’s equaliser proved to be the last scoring shot, though it could have gone either way after that, with Sinoxolo Mbekeni (downcast after South Africa’s cricket defeat by little Sri Lanka) denied by the goalkeeper’s outstretched boot and Elliott Cole firing wide.
As some over zealous card waving saw Trojans’ numerical strength depleted, so West Hampstead took the initiative, but two shots across the face of Steve Cole’s goal was the nearest they came to a winner.
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