Report: Hale nets twice in 3-3 away draw

FAIRFORD Town reserves played out an entertaining 3-3 draw at Bourton Rovers on Saturday afternoon.

The visitors made the better start to the game and were soon knocking on the door with early efforts. The opening goal arrived with 15 minutes played with good build-up play seeing Lee Smith in space on the left, and he curled in a fine finish.

Bourton, who went into the game in third place, drew level soon after with a looping header sailing over Grant Davies into the back of the net.

Andy Bright’s side restored their advantage on the half hour mark with a super run down the right by Arron Dale seeing his cross find Danny Hale who applied the close range finish.

Bourton levelled once again but there was still time before the break for Hale to head home from the penalty spot following a great cross in from Lewis Taylor for a 3-2 half-time lead. The goal was Hale’s sixth in five reserve team outings.

The second half was a quieter affair, but sustained pressure from the hosts paid off with a contested penalty award against ‘keeper Davies. The fairford stopped guessed the correct way but could not keep the effort out which nestled into the corner to round off the scoring with six goals shared.

F/T: Bourton Rovers 3 Fairford Town Reserves 3

Fairford Town Reserves: Davies; Bond, Anderson, Stubbs, Taylor; Dale, Mepham, Petrie M, Smith; Hale, Crocker

Substitutes: M Hall, Petrie W

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