Hornets let a two-goal lead slip in disappointing draw

ON TARGET: Reece Clarke, who added Debenham's second but could not prevent the visitors snatching a point
ON TARGET: Reece Clarke, who added Debenham's second but could not prevent the visitors snatching a point

Debenham LC will go in search of a first win in five at Leiston Reserves tomorrow (3pm) after being held to a 2-2 draw by King’s Lynn Town Reserves in the Thurlow Nunn League First Division on Saturday.

The Hornets started brightly and after a period of prolonged pressure opened the scoring as a quick break saw Shaun Thorrold pick out Robbie Kemp who slid the ball past the onrushing goalkeeper.

That momentum remained with the home side who were gifted the opportunity to double their tally shortly after as Debenham were awarded a penalty for a handball.

Reece Clarke took responsibility and coolly dispatched the spot kick to put the hosts in control.

However, for all their dominance, Debenham gave the visitors a route back into the match as Lewis Kemp conceded a penalty, which was put away to reduce the deficit before the break.

The home side regained their composure after the interval and started in the ascendency with Robbie Kemp and Clarke both going close to extending the advantage.

However, the visitors refused to give in and poured forward late on with a host of chances eventually seeing them head home a leveller to snatch a share of the spoils.