DIVISION ONE NORTH Great Wakering Rovers 2 Northwood 2
TWO goals in as many minutes denied Mark Barnham the chance to complete his stint as caretaker manager with a win as Northwood saw a 2-0 lead evaporate away to Great Wakering Rovers.
A Woods side containing several new faces brought in by incoming manager Dave Anderson, who was absent due to a prior engagement, was well on the way to a win that would have taken them level with sixth-placed Concord Rangers when Otis Williams added to Hugo Figueiredo's opening strike, six minutes into the second half.
However, Rovers stormed back and there were chances at both ends in the final half hour of a pulsating game with Mitch Swain denying Neil Richmond in a one-on-one opportunity in the dying seconds.
John Christian sent an early effort whistling narrowly over the bar but Rovers went even closer when Richmond hit the inside of the post and the ball bounced on the line before Figueiredo repeated the previous week's feat by scoring direct from an almost identical free kick.
Rovers had a goal ruled out for offside and after the break, with Anthony Page having already been denied twice, Danny Power's long throw was eventually scrambled home by Otis Williams to put the visitors two-up.
Power was in the thick of the action eight minutes later as he brought down Webb to concede a penalty which Dan Trenkel converted and having grabbed a lifeline, Rovers immediately drew level when Richmond gave Swain no chance with a 25-yard screamer.
Centre half Michael Peacock, making his debut with striker Dean Mason after both joined on a month's loan from AFC Wimbledon, blocked Billy Johnson's shot on the line and Swain desperately clawed out Jack O'Connor's deflected cross from under his own bar, while at the other end Mason fired straight at Richard McKinney before making way for Danny Brown with 20 minutes left on the clock.
Brown almost made an instant impact as his shot flew narrowly wide of the far post, one of three goal attempts by him, yet Rovers had a wonderful opportunity to snatch victory in stoppage time when Richmond went clean through but last man Swain came out on top to ensure the spoils were deservedly shared.
NORTHWOOD: Swain, Power, Tackley, Peacock, Hewitt, Christian, Mason (Brown), Page, Otis Williams, Dwane Williams, Figueiredo. Subs not used: Holland, Purdue, Walters. Goals, Rovers: Trenkel 61 (pen), Richmond 63. Woods: Figueiredo 20; O Williams 51. Att: 90. [25a0] Former Woods skipper Danny Murphy joined Harrow Borough last week and played a part as his new side stunned Rymam Premier Division leaders Dover Athletic on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Barnham has agreed to be Anderson's assistant manager.
DIVISION ONE NORTH: Hillingdon Borough 1 Concord Rangers 3
HILLINGDON Borough made high-flying Concord Rangers fight all way before ultimately succumbing to their fifth successive league defeat.
Sam Warrell actually put Boro in front early on and they had chances to increase the lead but in the end Concord roared back to remain in the play-off places.
Boro, meanwhile, slipped three points adrift at the bottom after Witham Town recorded a shock win over mid-table Leyton.
Warrell steered home an accurate shot from the edge of the box to give the hosts a shock lead after just five minutes and they had the linesman's flag to thank for holding on to it as Concordrepeatedly strayed offside and had two goals ruled out as a result.
Boro had chances too as Andy Glynne saw a stinging drive saved and seconds later he was clearing a shot off his own line but they suffered a blow five minutes from the break when Nicky Cowley forced home the equaliser from close range.
Steve Hale's side might have snatched back the lead when Daniel Bartley sent a snapshot back from the keeper's headed clearance but Adam Rafis recovered to clear and there was no let up in the second half, although it was Concord that came out on top.
Dave Collins gave them the lead when a swift break left him free at the far post to head home and two minutes later Kayan Kalipha tricked his way past three defenders before finding the net to make it 3-1. Hillingdon battled on bravely and Bartley went close with two efforts and man of the match Warrell pushed a shot just wide before the the final whistle.
HILLINGDON: Harris, Glynne, Hockley, Gallagher, Edwards, St Hilaire, Williams, Warrell, Bartley, Kelly, Lyons. Subs: Campbell, Midega, Christie.
Goals, Boro: Warrell 5. Concord: Cowley 40; Collins 72; Kalipha 74. Attendance: 60.