Town scrape last-gasp point in opener

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HUCKNALL Town earned a point with an injury-time equaliser in their opening game of the season.

The Yellows made the trip to Staffordshire to take on Newcastle Town in Division One South of the Evo-Stik League on Saturday.

The locals were trailing 1-0 deep into injury time when they bagged a contentious leveller on 93 minutes.

Corey Nightingale was the last-gasp hero as he finished after the referee had given an indirect free-kick in the box — just four yards from goal — for an alleged back-pass.

Newcastle felt hard done by and claimed the ball had found its way back to the ‘keeper by way of a deflection in a tackle.

They had opened the scoring on 73 minutes through a Neville Thompson header and also felt they had been denied two stonewall penalties in the second half.

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