09:00AM, Wednesday 01 January 2020
Having gone more than three weeks without a competitive fixture, Flackwell Heath got back to league action on Saturday with a 1-1 draw with third from bottom Ardley United.
Flackwell were blunted by their lack of competitive action in the first half and fell behind to Alex Wheeler’s strike, but James Mansfield managed to get them back on level terms before the interval.
The point was good enough to move Marcus Richardson’s men up to 12th in the table, above rivals Windsor on goal difference, ahead of this Saturday’s trip to Reading City.
The Heathens haven’t won in the league since their 3-0 away win at Lydney Town on November 30, but three consecutive postponements for waterlogged pitches, including their Boxing Day clash at home to Burnham, have hardly helped them in their quest to move up the Hellenic Premier Division table. A new date for that match will have to be found in the new year.
Richardson would have been hoping for better against their relegation threatened hosts, but their of game time in recent weeks counted against his side. A game that was short on chances petered out in the second half with neither side able to press on and grab a much-needed winner.
The Heathens might have slipped into the bottom half of the table but they do have games in hand on many of the sides above them having picked up 21 points from 14 games.
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