NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Dawkin’s deja vu as St Ives Town draw in Dorset for the second time in a few days while it’s woe in Wales for St Neots Town
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It was a case of deja vu in Dorset yesterday for St Ives Town.
Josh Dawkin hit an equaliser to earn Saints a 1-1 draw at Weymouth in the Southern League Premier Division - just as he had done at Dorchester when they were also in that part of the world last Tuesday.
Dawkin struck in the 55th minute as Saints levelled barely a minute after falling behind. His latest strike was enough to extend their unbeaten league run to six matches.
But Ricky Marheineke’s men were left feeling aggrieved not to receive a golden chance to claim victory moments later when a Danny Kelly header was handled by a Weymouth defender, only for referee Lee Rutter to ignore their penalty appeals.
St Ives are now eight points clear of a relegation zone which still features St Neots Town after they were beaten 3-0 at Merthyr Town yesterday.
The locals fell behind eight minutes before the break to an Ian Traylor strike before seeing their deficit doubled by Kayne McLaggon three minutes into the second half.
St Neots’ fate was sealed by an Eliot Richards effort with nine minutes to go as they remain a point from safety ahead of a Huntingdonshire derby showdown against St Ives on Tuesday.