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Halstead Town boss pleased with a point against the leaders
Halstead Town manager Mark Benterman was a happy man after seeing his promotion-chasing side hold Thurlow Nunn League division one leaders Whitton United to a 2-2 draw.
Benterman's team were second heading into the game at Whitton and knew that, with games in hand over their hosts, taking something from the game could put them in a strong position to claim the top spot.
A 16th minute goal by Andy Joslin gave them a great platform to achieve that, but Town found themselves level at half-time as Whitton struck in the 34th minute.
Joslin then put Halstead ahead again after the break as he fired home from the penalty spot only for the hosts to equalise again in the 80th minute.
However, despite seeing his team twice pegged back, Benterman was satisfied with a point.
He said: "A 2-2 draw and I'm pleased with that."
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