Draw extends United’s unbeaten league run to five games

THAME United made it a fifth league game without defeat on Tuesday when they drew 2-2 at home against Shortwood United.

It was a great result for the home side as the visitors are seen by many as one of the league favourites.

After an even start, the visitors scored the first goal inside 10 minutes when a Thame pass was intercepted in midfield and the striker finished from a seemingly impossibly acute angle.

Thame equalised two minutes later when Sam Cowan headed in from a corner.

Shortwood hit back with a great solo effort, but again Thame equalised when Luke Ricketts picked up a ball near the left touchline and made a pacey 40-yard run before hitting a superb cross.

Aaron Rogers’ first time shot was parried but Alex Stewart was on hand to tap home.

With 25 minutes gone it was 2-2 with more goals seemingly inevitable but the second-half was an anti-climax. Thame had the better of the first half hour with Rogers, Ricketts and James Keeble going close.

However, neither could beat the visiting keeper.

Shortwood pressed for the final 15 minutes, and home keeper Nick Bennion was busy, but the game ended 2-2.

United are at home to Witney Town this Saturday, kick-off 3pm.