Ben’s penalty double


Witham Town 2, Thurrock 2

BEN Smith was Thurrock’s hero with two penalties to spare the Fleet from Ryman One North defeat after they had taken a first half lead.

Thurrock took the lead in the 44th minute when Joel Nouble broke free in the box and was brought down, Smith stepped up and smashed the spot kick home.

Witham came out strongly in the second half and after jut four minutes they drew level when James Stevens slammed home a screamer to level the match.

On 71 minutes Witham took the lead after an overhead kick into the box was headed home by Tom Devaux. Fleet kept battling though and a late melee in the box saw a Witham defender handle on the line  and he was then promptly sent off.


Up stepped Smith who held his nerve to smash home the equaliser.


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