TWO closely-matched sides contested an entertaining 2-2 draw at Kimberly Park on Saturday.

Prudhoe and Forest Hall were separated by just four points going into the match, with the latter having a game in hand.

And the two teams played some impressive football on an afternoon which saw them placed eighth and ninth respectively in Northern Alliance Division One.

Forest Hall hit the post in the fourth minute, and two minutes later, Prudhoe had a chance of their own which sailed agonisingly wide.

The Seniors’ Sam Moore forced the visiting goalkeeper into a save from a headed effort on 12 minutes.

But on the half hour mark, Moore broke the deadlock following a move which he started and finished himself.

Moore spread the play to attacking full back Darren Graham, who made a run down the right before cutting the ball back to Moore to score.

Five minutes later, Forest Hall equalised with Jack Pinchen finding the target.

Shortly afterwards, Prudhoe keeper Geoffrey Bowes made a superb diving save, as he tipped a 20-yard shot over the crossbar.

In search of his second goal, Moore found himself one-one-one with the visiting keeper in the 57th minute, but the latter saved impressively.

Within a minute, Ben Bloomer fired just over from 15 yards, as Prudhoe looked for a winner.

But they went behind on 70 minutes, from an unmarked header following a free kick from the left.

On 75 minutes, centre back Kieran Russel scored a trademark header to convert a Graham cross from the right, to secure a 2-2 draw for the Seniors.

Prudhoe don’t have a game on Saturday. However, they still have a lot to play for this season.

They will start a busy April with three consecutive home matches, against Wallsend Boys Club, Longbenton, and Winlaton Vulcans, respectively.

And on Thursday, April 25, the Seniors will play Cullercoats in the final of the Team Valley Carpets Combination Cup.