Glapwell FC held at Dinnington Town

Glapwell's Jonathan Heston
Glapwell's Jonathan Heston

Glapwell were unable to get back to winning ways as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Dinnington Town.

The point did neither side any favours at opposite ends of the CMFL North division, as both chased the win they craved.

Dinnington remain third from bottom, having played far more games than their rivals, and Glapwell lost ground on the top six, but have games on their side.

The visitors to Dinnington travelled with a depleted squad further hampered by injuries and a sending off for Jonathan Heston on 75 minutes.

Glapwell had chances early on and could have taken the lead inside the opening minute when Jake Wharton’s long range effort was saved by home keeper Cliff Jackson at the second time of asking.

The game soon turned scrappy, though, and Glapwell had a couple of further opportunities but failed to test the home keeper for the remainder of the first half despite having the advantage of the wind.

Glapwell did have the ball in the net early in the second period only to be denied by an offside flag.

Things looked bleak, though, when the home side took the lead on 69 minutes when Tom Eccleston raced through and finished past Ryan Hopkins.

Their lead lasted only three minutes, though, as Glapwell levelled when Daniel Russell was played in and he finished into the far corner from 15 yards.

Glapwell were reduced to ten men on 74 minutes, though, when Jonathan Heston was shown a straight red card for a headbutt.

From that point on it was always going to be difficult for Glapwell to nick it but they could have done just that before the end but Callum Dovison was denied by Cliff Jackson as it ended all square.