St Neots Town are proving to be a great choice for a pools coupon after a fourth draw in their opening six Southern League Division One Central games.

St Neots Town captain Lee Watkins with his AFC Dunstable counterpart Ryan Frater before the Southern League Division One Central match. Picture: DAVID RICHARDSON/RICH IN VIDEOSt Neots Town captain Lee Watkins with his AFC Dunstable counterpart Ryan Frater before the Southern League Division One Central match. Picture: DAVID RICHARDSON/RICH IN VIDEO

This one at AFC Dunstable finished 2-2 and was the third time in the last four that they went into the final stages ahead, only to drop points.

The result though was about the only thing that they didn’t manage to achieve, having dominated possession throughout and served up some delightfully attractive football.

Their control was centred around the performance of their midfield trio, forceful skipper Lee Watkins, tireless Ben Worman and the inspirational Lewis Simper, back for a second spell on loan from Cambridge United.

Playing with the swirling wind at their backs in the first half, St Neots were guilty of overhitting some of their forward passes and crosses yet still managed to create chances.

Arel Amu tries to get his head to a cross for St Neots Town against AFC Dunstable in the Southern League Division One Central match at Creasey Park. Picture: DAVID RICHARDSON/RICH IN VIDEOArel Amu tries to get his head to a cross for St Neots Town against AFC Dunstable in the Southern League Division One Central match at Creasey Park. Picture: DAVID RICHARDSON/RICH IN VIDEO

A deflected Leon Lobjoit cross needed blocked on the line and the striker almost got in after going round Dan Green in the home goal.

Player-manager Barry Corr headed narrowly wide and there were more blocks from frantic Dunstable defenders.

And yet despite all that it was the hosts who led at half-time.

It came from a corner, pulled back to former St Neots full-back Brett Longden and his cross found the unmarked Sam McClelland to head home.

St Neots Town celebrate Leon Lobjoit's goal against AFC Dunstable. Picture: DAVID RICHARDSON/RICH IN VIDEOSt Neots Town celebrate Leon Lobjoit's goal against AFC Dunstable. Picture: DAVID RICHARDSON/RICH IN VIDEO

Saints enjoyed more control in the second period and after Simper and Lobjoit were both stopped, the pressure brought an inevitable equaliser.

It was Simper who stole in to get it, converting an accurate Liam Bennett cross after 65 minutes, and six minutes later St Neots were ahead.

Corr won the ball on the edge of his own area and launched a 60-yard pass to the feet of Jake Battersby. He duly skipped past his marker and when he crossed Lobjoit fired in his seventh of the season.

At that point St Neots should have gone onto win but nine minutes from time they failed to clear a Dylan Baker corner and defender McClelland joyfully claimed his second goal of the match.

It would steal a share of the points even though Green was needed in the remaining time to deny both Simper and Corr.

Saints are now 12th ahead of the midweek games.

St Neots Town: Chadwick, Bennett, Battersby, Wilson-Braithwaite, Goode, Corr, Watkins, Simper, Amu (Robbins 86), Lobjoit, Worman

Subs (not used): Dickens, Smith.

Goals: Simper 65, Lobjoit 71.

Booked: Corr 39, Simper 63

AFC Dunstable: Green, Longden (Brooks 49), Gedron, Frater, McClelland, Hanks (Newman 72), Griffin. Elliot (Turner 31), Christie, Ann, Baker

Goals: McClelland 38, 81

Booked: McNish 27.

HT: AFC Dunstable 1 St Neots Town 0

Attendance: 169

Referee: Harry Tarrant (Towcester)