Here’s Jack Owen’s take on 1874 Northwich’s 2-2 draw with Clitheroe at Townfield on Saturday…

THE points were shared between the two form sides in the division as Clitheroe equalised late on.

Clitheroe took the lead against the run of play, Louis Jeanne stabbed home unmarked from a looping free kick

Shortly after, Jamie Reed – making his first start for 74 – set Joe Woolley in behind with a clever back heel and the winger’s cross found the waiting Jake Parker, who guided a finish in to the bottom right corner to bring the scores level

Joe Woolley was involved again as he was fouled by Clitheroe captain Sefton Gonzalez just inside the area. Captain Matt Woolley stepped up and slotted the penalty home into the bottom left corner to give 74 a deserved lead

In the second half, the visitors rallied as the game ran its course and substitute Alex Turn converted from close range after a flick on from Gonzalez found him between the 74 defence.

Reed came the closest to winning the game late on – Sam Hare played him in inside the box and he spun his marker to thump an effort off the base of the post which went behind.

A great contest and a point apiece is the fair result, however 74 can be proud with their efforts as they edged the contest against one of the top sides in the division.