Keeper scores injury time equaliser for Takeley

Takeley keeper Josh Knight

Takeley keeper Josh Knight - Credit: Archant

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.

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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.