Jon Boardman: second half dismissal
Redditch United 2 Hungerford Town 2
HUNGERFORD blew another two-goal lead to find themselves still seeking their opening win of the season in the Evo Stik League Southern’s Premier Division.
Two Kelvin Bossman goals seemingly had them bubbling again after Saturday’s Dorchester throwaway, but a soft underbelly was again exposed as Redditch struck twice in six minutes before the interval and Hungerford were eventually left them grateful for the point after having defender Jon Boardman sent off in the second half.
Bossman’s nionth minute volley was followed by a first-times strike 10 minutes before half-time, but left time enough for George Carline to had home and then Jamey Osborne to drive home goals in quick succession.
Chances were fewer after the re-start, Hungerford’s best falling to substitute Mark Draycott before Boardman was penalised in quick succession for challenges on Luke Shearer and Danial Dubidat to leave Hungerford with 10 men for the final 15 minutes of frenzied action, a couple of penalty appeals and a third draw in four outings.
Redditch Utd: Parsons; Haynes, Richards, Flanagan, Liburd; Ashmore (Archer 83), Osborne, Casrline, Baker Baker (Dubidat 74); Shearer, Bunn (Spink 63). Subs: Molyneaux, Archer, Moreton.
Hungerford Town: Lincoln; Tyler, Boardman, Day, John; Clark, Rees (Collins 39), Jones, Stow (O’Brien 60); Bossman (Draycott 60), Jarvis. Subs: Goodger, Horgan.