Own goal saves level best ’Bridge as Ekin’s men go eight unbeaten

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Boroughbridge extended their weird run of consecutive 1-1 draws, as they shared the spoils with Otley Town on Saturday.

A spectacular second-half own goal gifted Bridge a draw at Aldborough Road, after Town had opened the scoring with an early penalty.

It was Daz Ekin’s Blues’ fourth straight 1-1 draw, and the third match in a row they had come from behind to steal a point.

Boroughbridge are eight matches unbeaten in fifth-place in West Yorkshire Premier, but rivals Ripon City have closed the gap to two points with a game spare.

And Saturday’s result meant they have drawn ten of their 22 league ties this season.

Ekin’s side will look to end the curse on the road this Saturday at struggling Hunslet Club.

Meanwhile, Bridge’s reserves thrashed Pool reserves 4-1 to maintain their promotion push in Alliance Division Two.

Phil Wix (2), Jack Herron and Luke Fletcher all scored.

‘Bridge promotion chasing A squad had their clash at Kirkby Malzeard Reserves cancelled in Harrogate & District League Division Two as the hosts failed to raise a side.

Boroughbridge Veterans continued their winning ways on Sunday on the road at Garforth Vets, hitting home five goals for no reply.

Lee Brook and Jimmy Binks both bagged braces while Ekin was also on the scoresheet for Paul Stephenson’s men.