Marden 4-4 Churchill
The U15s served up a thrilling match at home to Chuchill, with a last minute equaliser saving a point and maintaining an unbeaten start to their season.
Missing Josh Harrison, who had scored 5 of their 6 goals against George Stephenson a fortnight earlier, the Year 10 team went 1-0 down after 7 minutes as the away side started stronger.
They hit back in a pulsating first half, stand-in striker Reece Maddison equalising after 15 minutes with a close range volley, and Owen Kennedy hitting a long ranger into the bottom corner 20 minutes in.
The lead lasted just three minutes, as a smart volley from Churchill levelled it up at 2-2 with a well taken half-volley, but Marden took a 3-2 lead into the break when Maddison got his second of the game just two minutes before the break.
Churchill ramped up the pressure in the second half, dominating long periods as they shot downhill, and it took them just 5 minutes to square it up again at 3-3. A fourth was denied them by goalkeeper Matthew Penman as he tipped a shot onto the bar, and after rattling the post their pressure finally resulted in taking a 4-3 lead halfway through the second half.
As Marden piled forward in search of an equaliser with just a couple of minutes to go, a half cleared corner fell to debutant central defender Aidan Rowan, who placed his shot cooly into the bottom corner from the edge of the box to earn a draw.
Well done to all who took part for their attitude, work rate and teamwork.
TEAM: Matthew Penman, Adam Dunn, Jared Robson (c), Aidan Rowan, Harvey Gates, Cameron Balloch, Harry Perkins, Arran Carr, Jonny Jordan, Owen Kennedy, Reece Maddison. SUBS: Craig Foster, Alex Telpov, Max Stanbury