Thame dish out a bit of sweet revenge to Highworth

Dan West grabbed Thame a late equaliser
Dan West grabbed Thame a late equaliser

Two weeks ago Highworth scored a late equaliser at the ASM Stadium, and it was United’s turn on Saturday as manager Mark West’s son Dan equalised for Thame deep in to stoppage time.

The match itself was a largely forgettable affair as for long periods both sides cancelled each other out and there were few goal scoring opportunities.

Highworth, playing up the hill in the first half, started the brightest and regularly put the ball behind the Thame full-backs to keep United under pressure.

Despite the good start, Highworth created little in front of goal, with T J Bohane going closest after 15 minutes with his effort going just wide of the post.

However, five minutes later and Highworth broke the deadlock when a long ball beat Ellis Hercules and Steve Robertson raced through to place the ball wide of Farrow in the Thame goal.

Thame started the second half the better of the two sides but, as time wore on, Highworth got back in to the game and pushed United in to their own half.

With time running out United switched to a 4-2-4 formation in search of an equaliser. West twice went close before, in the fourth minute of stoppage time, Luke Ricketts delivered a corner in to the box that West powered home with a header that gave Eggleton in the home goal no chance.

United are due to entertain Shrivenham today (3pm).