CHARLIE Oakley’s 86th-minute equaliser rescued a point for Sandhurst Town as they drew 2-2 with Wokingham & Emmbrook in their Hellenic League Division One East encounter at Lowther Road.

The away side were the first to test their opposing goalkeeper, as Ashley East was forced to save from Robert Mitchell before Oakley was also denied by the Sumas number one.

With Finch creating the better opportunities, Kylo Atkinson had a free-kick saved, but it was the home side who broke the deadlock on the stroke of half time, Sam Lawrence netting a 43rd-minute penalty after Matt Lambert was brought down in the area.

Sandhurst hit the crossbar with a free-kick, while at the other end, Luke Scope had an effort saved before the interval.

The Fizzers continued to impress at the start of the second half, with Atkinson striking the post early on and Freddie Barron missing from close range.

Dan Gosling was then denied by East, but the visitors’ pressure eventually told in the 59th minute, Sean Delfosse levelling.

However, that proved short-lived, as just two minutes later Josh Pearson had the final say in a goalmouth scramble, putting Wokingham & Emmbrook 2-1 up.

Ben Knight had a chance to extend the lead further, but he fluffed his lines and blazed over the bar.

East was called into action to prevent Richard Hughes netting, while Lambert could have sealed the points only for his shot to sail wide.

And that proved costly for Dan Bateman’s men, Oakley scoring as time ran out to secure a point for his side.

Fourth-placed Wokingham & Emmbrook visit Didcot Town Reserves in the Bluefin Sports Challenge Cup on Saturday (3pm), while Sandhurst Town – a point and position below Sumas in the table – host Woodley United Royals in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy tonight (Wednesday, 7.45pm), before hosting Bicester Town in the Challenge Cup on Saturday (3pm).

  • EVERSLEY & California continue to set the pace at the top of the Combined Counties League Division One table following a routine 2-0 home win against AC London on Saturday.

The Boars went in front courtesy of a Lewis Robson penalty, although they did then miss a second spot-kick.

However, a bullet header from Alan Reid ensured his side took all three points.

Eversley & California were knocked out of the Cherry Red Records Premier Challenge Cup when they were beaten 5-2 at CB Hounslow United on Tuesday of last week.

Robson and Brad Brown were on target for the Boars, but goals from Jack Watts, Adam Roberts, Shakeel Morris, Jordan Ireland and Sirak Beyene were enough to fire the home side through.

Eversley & California do not have a fixture this weekend, returning to action at Staines Llamas in the league on Saturday, October 14.