Kings take a share of the spoils at Green

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KINGS Langley picked up a hard-earned point at Crawley Green as Chris Mason and Jimmy Armstrong struck after half-time to secure a 2-2 draw.

Kings got off to the worst possible start as Crawley took the lead from the penalty spot inside the first minute after Colin Wilson handled in the area.

Robbie O’Dell converted the penalty, although Kings keeper Ross Hampton got his fingertips to the shot.

The visitors pressed for an equaliser and came agonisingly close to restoring parity as Jimmy Armstrong hit the post and Craig Lynskey’s follow-up struck the underside of the bar.

Kings were adamant that the ball had bounced down over the line, but the assistant referee was not up with play and the referee waved play on.

The away side, though, finally forced a breakthrough seven minutes after half-time, as Mason’s perfectly placed 25-yard free-kick found the top corner of the net.

And things got even better for Kings just before the hour mark as Armstrong received the ball on the left before holding off a challenge and rounding the keeper to give his side the lead.

But Green responded well to going behind, and were back on level terms just three minutes later when Jamie Warne – a constant menace with on the left – used his pace to cut inside and fire home.