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Honours even at Booth Street as Congleton Town hold Kidsgrove to a 2-2 draw.

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It was honours even at Booth street as Kidsgrove Athletic were held to a 2-2 draw by Hallmark Security League side Congleton Town in an entertaining game.

Kidsgrove Athletic were missing key players such as Anthony Malbon and Kyle Diskin. It meant that Ruben Wiggin-Thomas and Kingsley Gymafi started up front, while Kyle Blake captained the side.

Meanwhile, for the hosts, they had a strong squad to choose from which included ex Leek Town man Dan Cope.

The hosts were awarded a penalty after just three minutes of play which Saul Henderson scored as he sent Kieran Harrison the wrong way.

It got even worse for the Grove on 10 minutes, when Henderson was able to beat the offside trap and rounded Harrison to tap into an empty net.

The Grove started to get into the match with Lee Williamson and, Jon Beaumont going close for the visitors but, unable to test Rob Cooke.

Oli Jepson pulled one back just before the interval when a Williamson free-kick was headed into the back of the net by the defender.

It took just eight minutes of the second half for Kidsgrove to draw level when a ball to Russo saw sub goalkeeper Craig Ellison chase him down to the byline. Russo was clever to cut the ball back to Wiggin-Thomas who despite being marked by several defenders managed to tuck the ball into the back of the net.

Both teams had chances to win the game with Wiggin-Thomas and Gymafi firing straight at Ellison, while at the other end, Jon Main managed to hit the post.

Dan Cope could have won it late on for Congleton Town when he went one-on-one with Harrison. However, the keeper spread himself and managed to stop the ball with his foot.

After the game, I spoke to Kidsgrove Athletic manager Ryan Austin to get his thoughts on the game.

I spoke to Congleton Town manager Brian Pritchard to get his thoughts on the game.

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Richard Scott
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