Services claim point after late drama.. City held 2-2

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United Services earned a valuable point with a thrilling late show to draw 3-3 at local rivals Trojan III.

Services started brightly, playing at a high tempo with veteran Nigel Buckley, making a rare start for the firsts, controlling the midfield and distributing well to wide-men Nobby Clark and Rob Avery.

But it was the introduction of Liam Pickford on the left-wing for Services that turned the game.

Pickford's pace brought the first goal. His dangerous run was cynically stopped by a Trojans defender and he fired home the free hit.

Trojans levelled before Domoney, Rose and Avery combined to set up Clark who finished neatly.

Services were now dominating play, and the three points and that elusive first win of 2011 now seemed inevitable.

But slack defending allowed Trojans to equalise, and it was the Southampton side who contentiously took the lead with two minutes to play.

Services felt a blatant foul had been missed by the officials and were determined to right the wrong.

Clever play from the experienced Paddy Cunningham gained Services a short corner just before the final whistle blew.

A loose ball in the D fell to Gary Gettings, who calmly swept the ball into the goal for an amazing 3-3 draw.

City of Portsmouth extended their unbeaten run to six with a 2-2 draw against Old Whitgiftians.

Regulars Adam Payne, Craig Parry and talisman Ian Cheshire were all missing but City still began the game confidently.

Danny Brettall was unlucky with three early efforts.

City's pressure mounted and, from a short corner, man-of-the-match Ben Hodges fired a thunderbolt drag-flick into the top corner.

City then broke down the right wing and Hodges slid a perfect pass to the overlapping Andy Read who left two defenders for dead before launching a cross D ball to Brettall to squeeze home to make it 2-0.

Whitgiftians replied before the break against the run of play.

And the rejuvenated opposition made it 2-2 late on from a short corner.

Portsmouth pressed for the winner but veteran midfield star Alan Cobb deflected an effort agonisingly just wide.