Lacklustre Tring held by Broxbourne

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10-MAN Tring Athletic were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw with Broxbourne Borough as their hopes of securing second place in the league took another setback.

Tring opened the scoring through Jason Beck before Broxbourne forced a second-half equaliser.

Beck was then dismissed for Athletic, and captain Graham Hall rounded off a disappointing afternoon as his penalty kick was saved with 15 minutes left to play.

Beck’s 26th minute opener was a rare touch of class for Tring as he fired home from the edge of the area.

Both teams created further chances in the first half, but Athletic were undone by a sloppy equaliser from a defensive point of view as Junior Adedye latched on to a long ball to slot home.

The afternoon got worse for Tring as Beck was red-carded for a poor tackle, but Athletic had the chance to win the game from the spot after a handball in the area.

Hall, though, could not convert and Phil Casserley’s side were made to settle for a point.

“For some reason we put in a really flat performance,” Casserley said.

“We looked jaded but second place is still in our hands.”