Late Leeds equaliser denies TyneMet win over leaders

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TYNEMET College travelled to Leeds to take on Leeds City College in a first against second clash in the ECFA Premier League.

In their first game of the new year, it was TyneMet who took the game to the hosts and opened the scoring on six minutes when a Dan Young through ball saw Andrew Beadling set free and he calmly slotted the ball into the bottom corner of the net.

Table topping Leeds responded on 12 minutes when a cross from the left hand side ran across the face of the goal when it seemed harder for everybody to miss it.

However, the visitors pounced on the loose ball and broke, ending with Adam Cole’s shot dipping onto the top of the net with the keeper stranded. Young then shot straight at the keeper.

TyneMet almost made it two when Beadling’s shot was fumbled by the keeper but Young he was unable to convert the rebound.

Leeds best chance came on 57 minutes when the ball was played through to their striker but he failed to trouble Michael Bertram in the visiting goal, shooting high and wide from inside the box.

Leeds to their credit kept plugging away without creating any clear cut opportunities as they were restricted to long range shots or set plays.

With 88 minutes played however, Leeds managed an equaliser when a strike from the edge of the penalty area came through a pack of bodies and somehow ended up in the net to give each team a share of the points.