Staines leveller denies Needham top spot of Ryman Premier.
The Marketmen welcomed Staines Town to Bloomfields for this Ryman Premier League encounter.
It was the hosts who broke the deadlock on 37 minutes through centre half Sam Nunn. Needham were good value for their half time lead.
Half Time: Needham Market 1-0 Staines Town
In a very tight second half, the first incident to note was an injury to the referee who was replaced in the Middle by one of the Assistants.
In front of a crowd of a 212, Staines equalised in the latter part of the second half. Captain Tommy Brewer squeezed his shot just inside the far post of goalkeeper James Bradbrook with 75 minutes played.
With moments to go, the hosts had a golden opportunity to retake the lead. After beating three players in the penalty area Luke Ingram saw his shot smash against the post with the goalkeeper beaten.
The final minutes were frantic as both sides were rewarded with a point.
Full Time: Needham Market 1-1 Staines Town
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Needham make the long journey to Bognor Regis Town on Tuesday evening as the Leagues current top two sides come head to head.