Keeper scores injury time equaliser for Takeley

Takeley keeper Josh Knight

Takeley keeper Josh Knight

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Takeley boss Marc Das was delighted goalkeeper Josh Knight grabbed an injury- time equaliser against Enfield 1893, but admitted it was still two points dropped.

The goal handed the Station Road side a point, but leaves them second, three points off Essex Senior League leaders Barking who still have two games in hand.

Of Tuesday’s dramatic late goal Das told the Broadcast: “Josh was ecstatic.

“He scored, ran down the line to the dugout and pounced on me, I managed to shake him off and he was then embedded with players on him.

“It was a good moment as a keeper scoring doesn’t happen often and it was a relief we did eventually score, but we did drop two points.”

The game had seen Takeley trail 1-0 to Ricardo Bailey’s effort for Enfield.

Having hit the bar and post during the match, frustration was growing that the away side had not taken their chances.

The game drifted into the 94th minute and Takeley won a free-kick near the half-way line.

With a final throw of the dice, Das urged Knight to the other end of the field to cause a nuisance in the opponent’s box.

The deep free-kick was delivered between the sticks and it dropped for Knight who hit it home left footed.

Next up for Takeley is a trip to Ilford on Saturday.

Das’ side will be looking for revenge as they lost 3-0 to the east London side in the Essex Senior Cup earlier in the season.

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