PILKINGTON travelled to the impressive Knutsford FC on Saturday - one of the best set-ups in the Cheshire League - and came away with a 2-2 draw.

They started the game brightly with half chances falling to Luke Sephton and Deklan Hill. Both sides played football the right way and the game was flowing end to end but neither side produced any clear chances.

On 30 mins a defensive mix up between Jack Gibney and goalkeeper Sam Tickle allowed Knutsford to take the lead. A back pass to Tickle was controlled well, but his clearance somehow hit the incoming Gibney and it fell to the Knutsford centre forward who rolled it into an unguarded net.

Pilks had two chances but were foiled and went in trailing 1-0 at half time.

Pilks started the second half brightly, moving the ball forward quicker and along the deck. The equaliser came on 50 mins when a great run by Sephton was turned home at the back post by Hill.

Pilks went ahead on 60 minutes when a great through ball was met by Taylor who controlled well and beat two players before the third upended him in the box for a penalty.

Sephton stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way - scoring a deserved first goal of the season.

There looked like only one winner in the game as Pilks pressed towards getting a third but with 15 minutes left a long ball forward was dealt with by the Pilks defence but the corner was met by the unmarked Knutsford man, he headed back across goal and the ball took an age to go in.

Pilks pressed again for a winner but couldn’t open up a resilient Knutsford defence. A disappointing end to a very entertaining game.