Salter strikes late as Whites make a point against the league leaders

Cally Salter netted a late equaliser for Leverstock Green Ladies Whites
Cally Salter netted a late equaliser for Leverstock Green Ladies Whites
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Leverstock Green Ladies Whites took on run away league leaders St Martins Ladies and came away with a point as the game finished 2-2.

Leverstock began the match kicking up the slope and the game soon settled into a pattern of competitive end-to-end football with both sides giving maximum commitment and effort.

Levy had the better of the goal scoring opportunities in the first half, but it was St Martins who took the lead after 30 minutes when they squeezed the ball home at the near post.

Both defences continued to be on top for the remainder of the half with Emma Wiseman and Leigh Burrows looking commanding and impressive in their centre-back roles.

Trailing 1-0 at half-time, Levy were still very much in the game and looked the more offensive after the break.

After a sustained period of pressure a penalty was awarded for a hand ball in the box, and Ellen Salter stepped up and drove her shot straight down the middle for a deserved equaliser.

With a win being the only realistic result to keep Levy’s title dream alive, Burrows was moved out of the back four and into midfield, but minutes later St Martins exploited the gap at the back and once again took the lead.

Levy kept creating chances and both Cally Salter and Natasha Sherriff had good opportunities to level the scoreline, but couldn’t find the net.

Not to be denied, the Whites threw everything at St Martins and with four minutes left a superb Ellen Salter corner was met with a thunderous header by Salter - her second in two matches - to equalise and set up a barnstorming finish.

Both sides gave their all across the pitch and the game was played in great spirit and ultimately a draw was the fairest result.