Reynolds earns Arlesey a point, but Blues remain four points from safety

PUBLISHED: 09:37 30 March 2015 | UPDATED: 09:51 30 March 2015

Arlesey Town boss Zema Abbey

Arlesey Town boss Zema Abbey


Match report: Cirencester Town 1 Arlesey Town 1

Southern Premier League

Arlesey Town earned a point on their trip to Gloucestershire as they battle to avoid relegation.

A goal from Zack Reynolds helped the third from bottom Blues to a draw, but the team directly above them, Biggleswade Town, also drew at the weekend, meaning Zema Abbey’s men remain four points from safety.

New signing Saul Williams, brought in from Hitchin Town, was named on the bench, while there was also a place there for Abbey due to player shortages.

Arlesey took the lead on 11 minutes with Reynolds’ first goal for the club. Sam Willett and Jack Vassey were involved in the break, before the latter put a ball over the Cirencester defence and Reynolds ran on to it before finishing past Ian Herring.

Both teams had half-chances as the half wore on, before the hosts pulled back level shortly before half-time.

A cross was sent in and Nat Jarvis stretched between two defenders to head down onto the pitch with the ball bouncing up past Nick Thompson and into the roof of the net.

Ben Farrell had a shot blocked at the start of the second half for the visitors, while Jarvis shot wide and then also headed wide for the hosts.

As the clock ticked down Josh Parsons attacked the Arlesey area and as bodies piled in the ball was forced over the line but the linesman’s flag had been up for some time ruling out the effort and leaving the score at 1-1.

Next up for Arlesey is a home match with Hungerford Town on Saturday followed by a trip to Biggleswade on Monday at 3pm.

Arlesey: Thompson, Powell, Abraham, Brown, Maltay, Sage, Willett (Tavernier 62), Farrell, Effiong, Vassey (Williams 87), Reynolds. Subs: Carr, Abbey, St-Louis-Hamilton.

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