Peter Tonge brings us his verdict on Vics' 1-1 draw with neighbours Winsford United...

A MATCH in which each side had their moments of superiority and probably a fair result in the end.

Vics started the game on the front foot, forcing a corner virtually from the kick off but it came to nothing.

In the fourth minute, Ash Dunn set up a decent break by sliding Matty Birchall down the the right but he failed to take full advantage as he cut in for a shot.

Three minutes later, Ryan Winder swung a free kick into the box where Rudy Misambo rose highest but planted his header inches wide of the post.

Winsford forced Chris Cheetham into a good save in the 14th minute when Joe Duckworth fired in a long range shot.

A few minutes later, Josh Winder received the ball on the right side of the box and tried to flick the ball past his man, who stuck out his arm – handball!

Up stepped in-form Chad Whyte to slot the resultant penalty into the right of the net to give the Vics a deserved lead.

Vics tried to push home their advantage and Birchall just couldn't turn home another free kick floated into the area in the 21st minute.

Two minutes later, Ryan Jackson nearly got Winsford back into the match with a long range shot which wasn't far wide.

The match had quietened down a little now, with Winsford slowly gaining the upper hand as the half progressed but it wasn't until the 41st minute that a ball was played into Ollie McDonough in the box, who was allowed far too much time to turn and place the ball into the top corner to even things up.

Winsford started the second as they finished the first, having most of the play.

In the 51st minute, the dangerous Duckworth forced Cheetham into a great save as his shot was tipped around the post.

Four minutes later, it was Cheetham to the rescue again as Jackson again went close.

Winsford were on top at the moment, and in the 68th minute, Duckworth nicked the ball from Joe Camozzi as he hesitated and found himself one-on-one with Cheetham, who pulled off another super save to keep Vics in the match.

Vics weren't out of it though and could have taken the lead just two minutes later as a long throw from Matty Clarke fell at substitute Luke Sephton's feet, but he couldn't jab the ball home.

A minute later, more good play from Vics as Sephton played in Ryan Winder down the line and his cross was flicked away from Birchall at the last second.

In the 74th minute, a peach of a cross from Clarke caused havoc in the Winsford defence but they managed to block two goalbound shots before turning the ball away for a corner – a proper goalmouth scramble.

Two more minutes and Vics created another chance as Tom Schofield played the ball across the area, but Sephton took an extra touch instead of shooting and the chance was lost.

Winsford had a rare chance in the 84th minute as they were awarded a dubious free-lick right on the edge of the area, but Dave Short fired the shot high and wide.

Vics were still pressing for the winner though and forced a corner in the final seconds another another good ball into the box, but it came to nothing as the whistle blew for full time.