Borough strike late on to deny Levy Green

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Hillingdon Borough 2
 Leverstock Green 2

Leverstock Green’s run of five straight away wins came to an end on Saturday as Hillingdon Borough launched a late fightback to take a share of the spoils.

Green took a 2-0 lead through two Tobi Akin efforts either side of half-time, but Borough rallied to snatch a point with two late goals.

Levy manager Steve Benitez was without three of his key players, with Sam Lyon nursing a groin strain and both Alfee Robbins and James Dabbs unavailable.

In an end-to-end opening, both sides had chances to open the scoring, with Akin denied by a good stop from Hillingdon keeper Rhys Marshall and Hassan Sulaiman firing over at the other end.

Further chances came and went, before Levy finally made the breakthrough in the 34th minute.

Adam Hallissey was tugged back inside the area, and Akin stepped up to dispatch the resulting spot-kick.

Hillingdon had chances to equalise at the end of the first half, but it was Green who doubled their advantage just seconds after the half-time interval.

Adiel Mannion played Akin through on goal, and he burst past a defender before firing home for his second goal of the game.

From then on, however, Borough began to dominate proceedings as they looked for a way back into the game.

And, sure enough, it was the hosts who scored next through Jimmy Froud with 69 minutes on the clock.

Chances then fell at both ends, but it was Hillingdon who bagged the crucial fourth goal with four minutes remaining.

Jonathan Constant headed in off the underside of the bar and Froud followed up to make sure that the hosts snatched a point.

Next up for Leverstock is the eagerly-anticipated Dacorum derby at Tring Athletic on Saturday, 3pm kick-off at The Grass Roots Stadium.