Moneyfields boss has mixed feelings after draw at unbeaten Yate Town

Sam Pearce scored a late leveller for Moneyfields. Picture: Keith Woodland
Sam Pearce scored a late leveller for Moneyfields. Picture: Keith Woodland
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Dave Carter admitted mixed emotions after watching his Moneyfields side earn a 2-2 draw at unbeaten Southern League division one south leaders Yate Town.

A late Sam Pearce goal earned the Dover Road outfit a share of the spoils in Gloucestershire on Saturday.

Carter acknowledged he would have taken a point at the start of the day.

However, the boss felt Moneys could easily have returned to Portsmouth with all three.

‘I would have taken a point before the game but we could have got more,’ said Carter.

‘The two goals we conceded were disappointing from my point of view.

‘We played some fantastic stuff in the first half but we became a bit scrappy after the break.

‘Their goalkeeper was the man of the match after pulling off some fantastic first-half saves.

‘We dominated the opening 45 minutes but came under a bit more pressure in the second period.

‘As a team we keep on going right to the end and it paid off for us.

‘Our opponents agreed if we had come away with nothing it would have been an injustice.’

After a goalless first half, Moneys took a 59th-minute lead when Joe Briggs won a penalty.

Conor Bailey saw his spot-kick saved by the home keeper, who also kept out Dan Wooden’s effort from the rebound.

However, a relieved Bailey followed up and netted at the third attempt.

Yate hit back to level the score six minutes later.

Carter added: ‘They floated in a cross and our goalkeeper should have claimed it.

‘Our full-back could also have headed it away but their player volleyed it in.’

Moneyfields found themselves behind 11 minutes from the end after a good strike from the edge of the area found the net.

But in stoppage-time the visitors produced a five-man move which ended with Pearce side-footing home a right-wing cross from James Guthrie.

Carter said: ‘It was no more than we deserved. They were unbeaten and top of our league.

‘And we were without two strikers in Felipe Barcelos and Steve Hutchings.’

Barcelos was on his stag do and Hutchings is still suspended.

The point leaves Moneyfields 16th in division one south with one win, two draws and two defeats from their five fixtures.