A 92nd minute goal from substitute Adam Harms rescued the Kingborough Lions as they claimed a 1-1 draw with Northern Rangers at the Den.
The visitors appeared to have done enough to win the game as they eventually broke down a resilient Lions defence in the 75th minute, as debutant Kwin Kensley pounced on an errant clearance but Harms volleyed one home from a corner in stoppage time to steal a share of the spoils for the hosts. Harry Thannhauser then spurned a glorious chance with the last kick of the game to send Rangers back up the highway wondering what might have been.
The first half was a pretty scrappy affair, with both sides looking to impose themselves on the contest but neither dominating. Rangers were enjoying the greater share of possession but the Kingborough defence was standing tall. Their central defensive partnership of Joel Schuth and Jackson Nugent were particularly impressive, snuffing out all that came their way.
Rangers thought they had taken the lead on 24 minutes when Rodriguez turned one in from close range after some lovely work from Jones but the offside flag went up to deny them much to their frustration. It was as close as the game came to a goal in the first half, save for a Jones chance at the near post which Kamara did well to close down, but at half time 0-0 seemed a fitting scoreline based on the opening 45 minutes of play.
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Saturday 24 June
Kingborough 1-1 Northern Rangers, Lightwood Park MATCH REPORT
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