DIVISION ONE SOUTH AND WEST Uxbridge 3 Bishops Cleeve 3
UXBRIDGE dropped more vital points in their bid to climb the table at Honeycroft on Saturday as a goal four minutes from time denied them victory.
The first chance of the afternoon fell to Uxbridge's David Warner, who saw his shot pushed away by keeper Sam Ginder, who then saved well from Marc Nicholls.
Uxbridge went ahead after 20 minutes when Neil Davies knocked the ball forward to David Warner who won the aerial battle with Ginder and stabbed his shot home into an empty net.
Dave Thomas then went close to increasing the lead but his shot dropped just wide, after a Nicholls cdorner was not properly cleared.
Cleeve's best effort came from Ben Gascoyne, while at the other end Billy Reynolds saw his goalbound shot cleared off the line after good work by Nicholls and David Warner.
Reds keeper Paul McCarthy then had to be at his best to keep out Richard Mansell's effort.
Cleeve got back on level terms after 53 minutes when Adam Mayo found the net following some poor Uxbridge defending. And three minutes later the visitors went ahead when Uxbridge again failed to clear their lines and Gascoyne's shot from 20 yards beat McCarthy.
Now it was Uxbridge's turn to put the pressure on and they were back on level terms in the 63rd minute when Nicholls scored from the penalty spot after Dave Lawrence had been fouled.
Lawrence was then again in the thick of the action when he put Uxbridge 3-2 ahead four minutes later, capitalising on a dreadful mistake by Cleeve defender Alton Axton.
But Uxbridge could not hold out for victory and after substitute James Vercesi had hit the bar he then headed home the equaliser four minutes from time.
In reality Tony Choules's side should have wrapped the points up in the first half, and they paid the price with some poor defending after the break which allowed Cleeve to take a share of the honours.
Uxbridge: McCarthy, Brown, Thomas (Dyer), Wharton, Dennison, Davies, Tilbury, Carter (Lawrence), David Warner, Nicholls, Reynolds. Subs not used: Dickens, Tunnell, Kevin Warner. Attendence: 93