MATCH REPORT: Newcastle Town 2 Kidsgrove Athletic 2

A stoppage time equaliser from Karl Charlton, ensured Kidsgrove Athletic a share of the spoils against local rivals Newcastle Town.

There was little more than local pride at stake, but both sides played their part in an entertaining encounter.

Newcastle lead twice through Harry Clayton and Kyle Diskin, but Andy Kinsey equalised before Charlton stabbed home late on.

Diskin should have given Town the lead on 17 minutes, as he controlled James Askey’s cross before curling against the foot of the post.

Sam Hall wasted a good chance for Kidsgrove soon after, as he fired wide of goal, after being played in by Danny Griggs.

Clayton gave Newcastle the lead on 33 minutes, as he found space down the left side of the box; before firing across Adam Wilkes into the far corner of the net via the inside of the post.

Four minutes before half time Kidsgrove levelled as Paul Taylor’s corner from the right, was nodded home by the unmarked Kinsey from ten yards.

The forward almost gave Grove the lead just past the hour mark, as he chipped over the advancing Dave Parton; but his effort fell narrowly wide of goal.

Diskin re-established Newcastle’s lead on 81 minutes, as he was found by Nathan Sutton and fired a low drive into the corner of the net.

Kidsgrove snatched a share of the spoils a minute into stoppage time, as Liam Shotton’s cross from the right was prodded home from close range by Charlton.

 

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