There wasn’t much football played anywhere on Saturday due to the weather – but Netherton United and Moulton Harrox made up for that with a game-of-the-season contender.
The two ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division title hopefuls battled out a remarkable 5-5 draw at The Grange 3G as Harrox gave up a 4-1 half-time lead and a 5-3 advantage with less than a minute left to play.
Two goals apiece from Marcus Parry and Ian Bradbury had defending champions Moulton in dreamland against the table-toppers at the break.
Netherton hauled two goals back after the break, but Kev Nottingham’s side must have thought they’d got the job done with Louis Steadman made it 5-3.
However, a dramatic double from Robbie Ellis in added time salvaged a draw for the hosts, who also found the net earlier through Chris Down, Tom Randall and Antonio Dello Russo.
The ten-goal thriller leaves Harrox third, two points behind leaders Netherton having played two games more.
Next up for Moulton is a different kind of test as they visit Division Three side Farcet United in the League Cup on Saturday (1.30pm).
Elsewhere, Division One leaders Crowland Town proved too strong for Division Three pace-setters Holbeach United Sports in the Spalding Inter Services.
Harry Grigas (2), Ethan Allen, Danny Firth, Peter Fox and Corban Oldham found the net for Crowland at Snowden Field, with Josh Ling grabbing a consolation for youthful Sports.
In Division Two, Crowland Town Reserves were also on winning form as they picked up a 3-0 success at Stamford Lions Reserves.
Simon Acton, Alfie Anderson and Nathan Woodward all found the net to send them top of the table.
Down in Division Four, it was a day to forget for Holbeach Bank as they were pummelled 15-0 at Dreams.
Dan Hall (4), Cameron Guest (3), Scott Westley (3) and Jack Cyngier (3) all netted hat-tricks in that one, with Ryan Guest (2) getting the other goals.