Stotfold earn deserved draw at high-flying Welwyn

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Stotfold held high-flying Welwyn Garden City to a 2-2 draw on Saturday.

It was clear from the start that the strong wind and a boggy pitch were going to play a part. A goalless half time score was a fair reflection of the game with Welwyn shading possession for the first 20 minutes, then Stotfold coming more into it.

Into the second half and now with the wind at their backs Stotfold started to press. However against the run of play Welwyn’s Ashley Kersey cut in from the right and curled over Adam Harpur into the top left.

Almost immediately Stotfold went down the other end and Ashley Fitton was brought down for a stonewall penalty. Up stepped Ben L’honore and slotted home for a deserved equaliser.

Now in the ascendency the pitch started to cut up and the rain started to fall.

On 72 minutes a Welwyn cross from the right was met on the volley by Bobby Dance who smashed it into the roof of the net.

Once more Stotfold went straight up the other end and got a free kick 20 yards out. L’honore drove it low and hard for the equaliser.

Stotfold went in search of the winner but Welwyn stood firm. Next Stotfold host AFC Dunstable on Saturday before heading to neighbours Arlesey in the Beds Senior Cup on Tuesday.