Needham Market keeper happy to get away with a draw

RYMAN LEAGUE

DIVISION ONE NORTH

Needham Market 0

Wroxham 0

Needham goalkeeper Louis Johnson was more than happy to take a point from Tuesday’s encounter with Wroxham game, having been far busier than his opposite number.

On a foggy night where Needham were missing Jemel Fox and Pat Bexfield, the 29-year-old put in a man-of-the-match performance which he hopes will have impressed manager-in-waiting Mark Morseley, who released him as Leiston manager earlier this season.

Johnson said: “After the first half I thought we had a chance of winning, but in the second half we didn’t really get out of our half and it came back too easy, so we have got to be happy with a point.”

He saved twice from Ben Thompson before getting a fingertip to a deflected Matthew Daniels looping effort to divert it on to the foot of the post as the half closed, with Needham’s Sam Newson rounding the visiting custodian only to see his cutback for Kieran Leabon slid clear.

Wroxham dominated the second half, but had no killer touch, while a rare home breakaway saw Elliott Crowe’s shot turned around the post after a lung-busting Matthew Redgrave run set up Ryan Charles to cross.