Eynesbury Rovers 1 Buckingham Town 1
Saturday, 16 February 2008
Buckingham are the lower grade's draw specialists - this was their eighth stalemate in nineteen league games.
Eynesbury's initiative in reducing admission to £1 was rewarded with their second best gate of the season, and the closest the spectators saw to a first half goal was a 25 yard free kick against the crossbar from Buckingham player manager Tony Joyce.
When Chris Robson broke the deadlock with a 69th minute spot kick for Buckingham following a foul by Eynesbury's debutant keeper Ricky Dent they looked set to complete a double over Rovers, but the home side squared the contest two minutes from time with Dwayne Rankin's third goal in successive matches, a six yard finish following Jamie Graham's penetrating run.
There was still time for Rovers to go close to a winner, Rankin denied a second goal when his header was cleared off the visiting goalline.
Eynesbury: Ricky Dent, Laurence Revell, Dan Woodhead, Chris Brown, Paul Morris (Jon Cole), Stuart Humphreys, Sam Kingston, Neil Morris, Dwayne Rankin, Jamie Graham, Ricky Taylor (Ben Lawrence).
Buckingham: Josh McAdoo, Massimo Lagioia, Tony Joyce, Dan Hart, Keith Newby,Mark Toms, Tom Williams (Paul Dart), Ellis Spence, Chris Robson, Giuseppe Lagioia (Jamie O'Grady), Nick Bines.