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Spa prove their salt in Malvern Town thriller

Ben Tyler 19th Jul, 2019

A LAST-GASP equaliser from Lucas Edmunds snatched a 3-3 draw for Droitwich Spa against Malvern Town in Thursday night’s friendly.

The third warm-up game of pre-season demonstrated the fighting spirit already present within the Saltmen’s ranks, as they twice recovered from deficits to finish with a respectable draw against higher-level opposition.

Malvern took the lead through Jay Sauntson, who fired home from a corner, with goalkeeper Matt Oliver making a stunning stop prior to the opener.

Matty Hunt levelled shortly after, again from another corner, though Malvern would resume their lead through James Febery before the break.

A sumptuous chip from Kyonn Evans made it 3-1 and seemingly set Malvern up for victory ten minutes into the second half.

But Droitwich did not wilt, and continued hunting for a goal to reduce the deficit.

James Lemon was the man to provide the Saltmen with some hope when finding the net, and he then played a key role in the equaliser.

It was his run into the Malvern penalty area that drew the visiting keeper into making a foul, but Connor Collins lashed the resulting spot-kick wildly over the bar to leave Spa still chasing the game.

Their endeavour to find an equaliser was finally rewarded, when an error by the Malvern keeper gifted Edmunds a simple finish in the final minute of the game.

The Saltmen now gear up for their fourth warm-up fixture on Saturday (3pm), when visiting Hinton from the Herefordshire Football League.

Last time out, Spa were 12-0 winners at King George’s Playing Fields in a friendly in July last year.

For visiting fans heading to the game, head to Broomy Hill, Hereford, HR4 0LQ.


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