Clymping held at ten-man Jarvis Brook

Action from Clymping's clash with Worthing Town Leisure earlier this season. Picture: Derek Martin DM16142416.
Action from Clymping's clash with Worthing Town Leisure earlier this season. Picture: Derek Martin DM16142416.

Sam Leggatt’s brace was not enough to help Clymping overcome ten-man Jarvis Brook as they were held to a 2-2 draw in their Southern Combination League Division 2 clash on Saturday.

Greg Holman’s strike had given Brook a goal advantage at the interval but Clymping came back in the second period.

Sam Leggatt struck twice for Clymping on Saturday. Picture: Derek Martin DM16142442

Sam Leggatt struck twice for Clymping on Saturday. Picture: Derek Martin DM16142442

Leggatt levelled things up on the hour, before Sam Saunders was shown a straight red for lashing out at Phil Reid.

A spot-kick 17 minutes from time was dispatched by Leggatt but Clymping were hauled back ten minutes from time as Thomas Saunders fired home from the spot.

Clymping manager Dan Lawrence felt his side put in a decent display and believes they were unlucky not to come away with all three points.

He said: “We played some good stuff, defended well and were a little unlucky not to win.

“I felt the penalty decision was a little harsh and on another day we could have taken all three points.

“It was a much-improved performance, it’s just about finding a consistent level now.”

Holman’s deflected strike gave Brook the lead on 35 minutes. Clymping were back in it on the hour as Leggatt netted.

Brook were down to ten-men ten minutes later as Sam Saunders was shown a straight red. Jordan Varza was then hauled down in the area three minutes later, with Leggatt stepping up to make it 2-1.

Tom Foxon was adjudged to have handled ten minutes from time and Thomas Saunders got the leveller.

CLYMPING: Brook-Marsh; Precious, Bird, Potts, Sharpe; Stevens, Reid, Varza; Leggatt, Foxon, Lowdell. Subs: Brett (Stevens), J.Fuller (Lowdell), Hodder.

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