Clapton nick late draw and Hackney Wick suffer defeat

PUBLISHED: 08:36 30 August 2017 | UPDATED: 08:54 30 August 2017

Clapton players celebrate a goal at the Old Spotted Dog (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Clapton players celebrate a goal at the Old Spotted Dog (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Clapton clawed their way back to nick a 2-2 draw with two second-half goals against Waltham Forest.

The Tons picked up a second draw in a row after the visitors dominated the first-half and went in 2-0 up.

Forest’s Bradley Harris whipped in a corner and Nathan Okoye bundled it in at the back post to make it 1-0.

Harris set up his side’s second as well as he whipped in a free kick, Juelmo Agebane headed it down and Germaine Dua got a touch, but it was Clapton’s skipper Steven Sardinha who sliced it into his own net to give the visitors a 2-0 lead.

Clapton clawed one back when Forest’s goalkeeper Mohammed Ahmed came off his line to head a loose ball out, failing to make it back he was lobbed from a 50 yard from Sardinha.

Audre Spencer then got the hosts back on the level terms as he converted at the back post to make it 2-2.

Fellow Essex Senior League outfit Hackney Wick suffered a 2-0 defeat to Great Wakering Rovers after going down to 10 men in the first-half.

Clapton: Olajide, Vigo, Bello, Miller, Egbajale, Sardinha, Reed, Kahie, Morris, Cook, Spencer

Subs: Akin, Booho and Odeh.

Waltham Forest: Ahmed, Okoye, Carles, Longe, Harris, Agebane, Kipeya, Koita, Dua, Wandera, Tanimowo.

Subs: Chaby, Shepherd, Freeman, Hendy, Tweddell.

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