Histon unable to break down Aylesbury in draw

PUBLISHED: 10:45 29 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:45 29 March 2017

Evan Key in action for Histon v Aylesbury.  Picture:  Harry Hubbard

Evan Key in action for Histon v Aylesbury. Picture: Harry Hubbard

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Stutes frustrated at the Glass World Stadium

Histon were unable to cut the deficit on their nearest rivals in their bid to beat the drop from Evo-Stik League Southern, Division One Central as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Aylesbury.

It was a game that the Stutes had targeted for victory in order to close the gap on the Buckinghamshire side, who were eight points above the hosts in the final safety spot.

Aylesbury had started the brighter with the wind in their favour, and went ahead after five minutes through a Jordan Jenkins header.

But Histon hit back almost immediately as Jake Chambers-Shaw’s corner caused havoc in the six-yard box and Lee Smith’s effort rebounded off a defender and into the net.

Histon keeper Ayden Duffy and Aylesbury shot-stopper James Weatherill were both called into action, but after the initial period, both teams struggled to impose themselves as an attacking threat, although Danny Gould did have to hook one effort off the line.

Histon almost grabbed a winner in the closing stages, but Max York’s header from a Simon Unwin free kick was tipped over the bar by Weatherill.

So Histon remain eight points away from safety, with only five games remaining. And they travel to Ashford Town this Saturday.

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