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It ended all square when 2nd met 3rd in the SLFA league on Wednesday at Yarnton Road

Kidlington started the brighter of the two sides and had already created a couple of half chances when Steven Soares bust in the Olympic box only to be brought down. Referee Paul Herbert instantly pointed to the spot and up stepped Joe Langdon to dispatch the spot kick. But Kidlington were strangely out of sorts and Rushall started to exploit the room they found in midfield and on 17 minutes Matt Beardsmore scored from a corner to make it 1-1. Within four minutes it was 1-2 to the visitors when Louie Reynolds ran though on goal and beat Toby Cruickshank in the home goal. The Greens were shocked but just could not come to terms with Rushall who looked the better side in a disappointing first half. But another piece of individual skill from Steven Soares tied it all up at 2-2 just before the break. Wide on the right Soares cut inside before a neatly placed finish found the net just inside the far post. It was Soares fourth goal in as many games and takes him clear of Kam King who has three.

The Greens continued where they left off after the break and certainly had the lions share of possession. Two crucial chances would however elude them as they went in search of the winner. A goal bound header was turned in by Ellis Mathews who was virtually on the goal line only to be ruled out for off side and then with five minute to go a golden opportunity for Ben Thomas just six yards out missed the target. While never reaching the heights gained in previous weeks a point was a fair result and was to be greeted with considerable glee when it was realised that Sutton Coldfield had lost to bottom club Supermarine to send the Greens top of the league.

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