Beaumont's brace holds Saints

SIL SOCCER: Grundisburgh 2 Melton St Audry's 2. When the half time whistle blew Melton had every reason to believe that they were comfortably on the road to a double over last year's champions.

Grundisburgh 2 Melton St Audry's 2

WHEN the half time whistle blew Melton had every reason to believe that they were comfortably on the road to a double over last year's champions.

By the end of the game their shell-shocked defenders were celebrating a rather fortunate point.

After early Grundisburgh chances had gone begging Melton upped their game and after Randall and Wheatley had gone close Fryatt headed the visitors ahead with a neat deflection past the stranded Brightey.

Melton doubled their advantage after 37 minutes when Lennard directed a fine header into the top corner from a Stoke's delivery – poor defending by Grundisburgh from the original corner.

Grundisburgh upped their game from the re-start and McKenna was in constant action with Beaumont twice having the ball plucked from his feet by the alert keeper.

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A good effort from Messenger flew just over, then Toop – showing good skill down the right – failed to beat the keeper at the near post with team mates queuing up in the six-yard box.

After 70 minutes Squirrell won a free-kick on the edge of the box. This was quickly taken and squared into Beaumont who forced the ball over the line at the second attempt.

A fluffed clearance by McKenna was snapped up by Beaumont who fired in the equaliser from eight yards. The striker was to have another 'goal' disallowed for offside and a great bender from the same player hit the woodwork.

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