Pics pay the penalty against Nantwich

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By CarlyBaldwin | Monday, September 24, 2012, 07:32

Rushall Olympic were defeated for the second time in four days this weekend, as they suffered a late loss at home to Nantwich Town.

In an entertaining encounter, the visitors took all three points with an injury time penalty as the sides look destined to pick up a point apiece.

The match sparked into life just before half time with Christian Smith putting the visitors ahead, only for Dave Walker to convert Ahmed Obeng's cross to draw Rushall level almost immediately.

There was still time for Nantwich to restore their lead before half time though, as Will Jones nodded home after Chris Gemmell had kept out a Smith effort.

Into the second half, and the Pics squared the match again just before the hour mark. Obeng was again the provider, with his through ball being finished off by Kyle Haynes.

However, as the clock ticked past 90 minutes, Haynes went from hero to villain as he sold Gemmell short with a back pass.

The goalkeeper rushed off his line, but only suceeded in bringing down an onrushing Nantwich striker and conceding a penalty, which Sean Cooke converted to give the visitors the win.

The result moves Nantwich to within two points of the Pics, who sit second, behind leaders Marine on goal difference.

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