Stone denies United in 2-2 draw

Hurst Farm United travelled to South Wingfield at the weekend in the Matlock and District Football League Division Two and came away with a 2-2 draw.

The two sides look to be title contenders with both having fantastic starts to the season.

The kick off saw United manager Craig Cantrill making changes after his side took a heavy loss against Black Hippo, while and Wingfield fielded the same team that saw them take back-to-back wins, looking to extend their run.

After a cagey start, Steven Prime finished off what looked to be the first goal of the game but celebrations where cut short as he was judged offside.

Hurst Farm looked to have the edge and hard work from Flint in midfield brought the goal. He found Barwick who went past two before finding McClean, on his return to the club, to fire home from 35 yards.

The two sides cancelled each other out for the remaining minutes of the half.

Hurst Farm started the second half brightly and, with Flint controlling the midfield, Wingfield looked under pressure but Alan Stone in goal proved time and time again to be in fine form.

Hurst Farm showed more fight after last week’s dismal display but came undone when a mistake in midfield provided Wingfield with a chance to go forward and a low cross fell to the boot of Evans to smash home.

Minutes later though, it was full back Dan Slater who was finding striker Prime again, this time beating the offside trap to finish and give his side the lead again.

Cantrill was forced to swap players round as injuries to both full backs gave South Wingfield the chance to throw on forwards and pressure the HuF’s defence.

They did just that and managed to get a point through Brett Sharpe.

Keeper Allen Stone’s hard work and agility to keep Hurst Farm out won him the man of the match award as the game ended in a 2-2 draw.