PILKINGTON came away from Daten with a 2-2 draw.

In wintry conditions, Daten had total control in the first half.

How they were not four or five goals up at the interval is a mystery as they missed chance after chance.

Daten could have scored with their first attack but they hit the side netting and five minutes later they rattled the post.

Pilks were very sloppy in possession and it took them 20 mins before they mustered a meaningful attack.

Despite the pressure the scores remained level until seven minutes from the half when Connah Kilgallon turned Daten’s deep cross into his own goal.

This seemed to spark some life into Pilks and they Daten backwards for the first time in the game.

They got their reward with a few minutes left in the half, Young Rory Campbell pressured the defender whose back pass was short and captain Graham Boylan’s challenge rebounded the ball into Campbell’s path for an easy tap in.

Cleary words were said at half-time and with two changes, Pilks came out a different team.

They gained control of the game with Campbell, Brad Smailes and Luke Sephton all having chances to put them ahead.

However, 10 minutes in a simple mistake in midfield let the Daten winger in down the left and he cut inside to put Daten ahead once again.

Pilks bounced back and Sephton should have done better when the ball was pulled back by Smailes.

They got back into the game on 70 minutes when Sephton was fouled in the box and Boylan converted the penalty.

Both teams went at each other in the final minutes of the game but the deadlock couldn’t be broken.

Pilks will feel disappointed that they squandered a chance to do more against a team that sits second in the league.