Ampthill Town remain in the top three after draw

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Ampthill Town have been on their travels this month and although they lost their recent unbeaten league tag, they have picked up two wins and a draw to keep them in the top three in Division One of the Spartan South Midlands League.

They collected maximum points at Moulton and Winslow and although they lost at Eaton Socon, Town battled hard to earn a crucial point at Amersham last Saturday.

All the goals came in the first half and the gallant Amps recovered from a goal down twice to come back from Spratleys Meadow with a share of the spoils and their first away draw this term.

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It keeps them in third place in the table in the last week of February as they bid for a play-off place for the second year in a row.

Town have met the Magpies twice already this season, both matches at Ampthill in October with Amersham winning the first league clash by a single goal before the Amps came from two down to win a Division One Cup tie.

But it was the hosts who struck first last weekend when Town lost the ball in midfield and Harry Bennett finished a strong run by beating Tompkins.

Yet Town soon replied when Mike Fullerton and Dan Watson combined for Sam Holmes to fire home the leveller.

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In an evenly-contested game both keepers were kept busy but a misplaced header by Tom Beasley caused problems in the Town defence and Louis Bircham restored the home advantage.

However, Town struck again before half-time as Holmes played the ball in for Danny Watson who equalised with a crisp finish for 2-2.

There was no let up in the pace in the second period with goalmouth clearances and close calls although Amersham may look back on missed openings late in the game.

Holmes and Watson chipped in with a goal apiece and found all the clues to ending Town's February journeys with a well-deserved point which satisfied the Town management.

Ampthill finish the month with a home game on Saturday against an improving Burton Park Wanderers side, who they then visit seven days later.

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