Horncastle Town held to a draw following Wyberton fightback

Michael Harness.
Michael Harness.

Lincs League

Horncastle Town 3 Wyberton 3

Michael Harness netted a brace and Chris Johnson was also on target as Horncastle Town and Wyberton shared the spoils at The Wong.

But there will be frustrations for Mickey Stones’ side as they led 3-1 with 15 minutes to go.

Both sides went into the contest looking to turn their seasons around after suffering back-to-back defeats, but the Colts and Wongers both had to settle for a point each.

Wyberton started the brighter side in the opening 20 minutes with Jamie Elston having two good chances, one just going wide and the other well-held by Lewis Burchnall.

Horncastle then got more into the game and created some good chances for themselves, getting a lot of joy playing wide and getting balls into the box.

The Wongers found the breakthrough via skipper Johnson.

Wyberton conceded a free kick just outside the area and Johnson fired home.

Horncastle came out the strongest after the interval and should have gone 2-0 up flashed an effort wide.

Wyberton raised their game again and equalised around the hour mark.

Curtis Revell’s shot was saved by Burchnall, only for Ben Jaques to fire home to make it 1-1.

Horncastle’s second goal came from a deep cross which found Jac Wright’s head. James Doughty saved but Harness scored the rebound.

It was Harness’ rocket that made it 3-1 to the hosts.

From a routine goal kick, Harness picked up a defensive clearance in between the half way line and penalty area to fire home his second.

With 15 minutes left Revell picked up the ball on the left-hand side, cut inside and fired Wyberton’s second into the net.

Jake Beauchamp levelled things up with a well placed strike from the edge of the area with 10 minutes to go.

The Wongers will be hopiong to get back to winning ways as they host basement side Spalding United Development on Saturday (KO 3pm).