Norwich United 2 Grays Athletic 2: Planters twice come from behind to earn share of spoils

Nathan Stewart's goal earned Norwich United a share of the spoils against Grays. Picture: Archant

Nathan Stewart's goal earned Norwich United a share of the spoils against Grays. Picture: Archant - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Norwich United twice came from behind to share the spoils against a strong and determined Grays Athletic.

The Planters trailed at the interval after a first half of few chances, Grays scoring from the spot when Kieran Bishop picked himself up to roll the ball home after 37 minutes.

The Planters were awarded a penalty 11 minutes after the break for a handball against Stanley Muguo, but Liam Jackson saw his spot kick well saved by Lamar Johnson.

Eight minutes later Nathan Stewart squeezed a ball into Ben Jones who was brought down, this time Adam Hipperson stepped up and hit home from the spot.

Parity didn't last long however and three minutes later Joao Carlos capitalised on a Sam Applegate slip and lifted the ball over Andy Wilton.

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The Planters were level again three minutes later when Hipperson's deep corner found Stewart and he struck a sublime volley back across the face of goal and inside the far post.

Norwich United: Wilton, Applegate, Rose, Wones, Barker, Watts, Jones, Pollock (Mackie 46), Jackson (Carroll 87), Henery (Stewart 53), Hipperson. Unused subs: Hitch, Eastaugh.

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Grays Athletic: Johnson, Mahal, Folkes, Finneran, Muguo, Halle, Oli (Cogan 60), Cole, Bishop, Carlos, Wade. Unused subs: Stuart, Simmonds, Thompson, Gogo-Ibiama.

Referee: Paul Quick. Assistants: Bartosz Potrowski & Mark Ames.

Attendance: 151

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