Padbury bounce back with draw

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Padbury Village FC bounced back from the disappointment at Brickhill last weekend to pick up their first point of the season after being pegged back by Charlton & District.

Padbury started the match well and could have taken the lead within the first 10 minutes as Goodger blazed over following good work by Morton.

Watts then had a good chance but his shot was saved by the keepers legs after a fine through ball by Hutchings.

Padbury continued to put Charlton on the back foot - Morton fired wide after beating his man on the right, Catling then shot straight at the keeper after a good run in from the right.

But the breakthrough did come on 25mins when Moran poked home following great work down the right by Morton.

Charlton responded well and created a couple of chances but both were wasted as central defensive pair Hughes and Mchenry defended well.

Padbury were keen to put some breathing space between the sides as they upped the tempo and came close to scoring through Goodger on the stroke of half time.

Charlton improved greatly after the break and had several chances to score before their pressure finally told when Wiles headed in a corner.

Padbury responded well and came close to re-taking the lead before Charlton piled on the pressure late on.

However, it was Padbury who could have stolen it in the final seconds when Redshaw brilliantly played in Worley, but he fired wide.

Next up for Padbury is a home match against Southcott Village RA Reserves tomorrow.