Blues unable to snatch victory after comeback

Nelson came from two goals down to recover a point against West Didsbury and Chorlton in the first of four successive home matches for the Blues.

Nelson were without Michael Morrison and Robert Grimes, who were unavailable for the game and Jake Lloyd, who failed a late fitness test. New Nelson signing Mike Fletcher was introduced while Alex Porter and Jonny Hession were both recalled.

It took just six minutes for the visitors to go ahead when Nicholas Evangelinos took advantage of a napping Nelson defence to score at the near post.

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Some 20 minutes later the lead was doubled. Evangelinos went through again, Ben Woodhead adjudged to have fouled him as he went through. Woodhead was booked for the challenge and was possibly lucky to escape red. Scott Mason made no mistake from the spot.

On the half hour Nelson were given a lifeline, Gareth Peet brought down to give a Nelson their own penalty. Wright stepped up to successfully dispatch.

The fourth goal of the half came shortly after, Peet going from provider to scorer picking up a loose ball and guiding it home from 15 yards.

Peet then found Wright who tricked his way into the area but lofted his effort just over meaning the teams went in level at the break.

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Nelson tried to up the tempo of their game at the start of the second half but found it diffciult against very determined opponents.

During a period of Nelson pressure Peet shot over from a goo d position. Hitchen then made a superb double save. Firstly he stopped a Dan Mahoney effort and when Hession seized on the rebound he tipped the next shot round the post.

Callum Mahoneyreplaced Hession and his first contribution was to flash a centre acorss the face of goal but no-one was there to advantage.

Joe O’Neill then went on a mazy run through the Didsbury defence but was stoppped illegally. The free-kick was wasted.

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In the closing minutesFildes came on for the Blues, the same player worked his way into a good position but shot inches wide to the disappointment of the home fans.

Nelson entertain league leaders Runcorn Linnets at Victoria Park tomorrow, kick-off 3pm.

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