AN entertaining match at Victoria Park last Sunday saw Deer's Leap just hang on for victory despite a late onslaught by the home side who certainly deserved one, if not all three points.


The pitch was soft after recent rain and this contributed to the visitors' opening goal when a cross stuck nicely at the feet of Jeff Robinson who prodded the ball over the line from close range.

Play was fairly even then and following a downpour of freezing rain, the players were please for half-time.

Bright sunshine welcomed the teams back for the second half and it was certainly end-to-end action.

Radar had most of the play but went 2-0 down when Darren Cox received the ball nearly on the bye line and his cross somehow flew into the net from a narrow angle.

Radar hit back and on the hour mark Clive Churchill knocked a free kick into the box and Nial Henderson rose unchallenged to glance the ball into the net.

The equaliser was certainly worth waiting for, Henderson beat a couple of defenders before squaring the ball to Steve Harness who promptly rifled the ball into the bottom corner from 25 yards.

The home side fancied their chances but suffered a further set back when Andy Hope charged into the box and appeared to have evaded Andy Guyatt's tackle before seeing his shot blocked by keeper Chris Ball but the ref awarded a penalty for the earlier challenge.

Ben Jones's spot kick crashed against Ball's leg and flew into the air with the kicker just winning the race to force the ball into the net.