A LATE equaliser earned Wallington a point in their match at Shankhouse.

The eventful Northern Alliance Premier Division encounter ended 2-2, with the Greens remaining in 10th place in the league.

The Scots Gap-based side had the upper hand in the first half, playing into the wind and creating several goalscoring opportunities.

Kyle Reardon pushed forward from left back to fire wide, and Thomas Truscott also went close with an effort.

Wallington went on to dominate, with Reardon having a strike cleared off the line, and Mick Angus hitting the bar from a free kick.

But against the run of play, they conceded from Shankhouse’s first attempt on goal. Leading 1-0, the hosts came into the game more in the second half, but Wallington had a glorious chance when Angus found himself through on goal, but he couldn’t convert from a narrow angle.

On the hour mark, Reardon, who had switched to right midfield, cut inside onto his left foot and fired into the far corner to equalise.

Wallington had a penalty appeal turned down on 78 minutes when Simon Farrier went down in the area.

It proved costly, for Shankhouse scored a minute later from a set piece.

The hosts sat deep in a bid to hold on to their 2-1 advantage, but there was still time for Wallington. A Josh Laverick long ball was flicked on for Lewis Bateman, who stole the ball from the advancing keeper before passing it into the net from close range.

The game saw Wallington lose Jake Walton to a rib injury. He was replaced by Adam Barker.

Wallington are at home to Newcastle Chemfica on Saturday. Chemfica are two places and six points ahead of them in the league table.

However, they have played four games more than Wallington, who have suffered with postponements this season.