Gosford City FC and East Gosford FC played out a two-all draw in round six of the Premier League in a hard fought derby, on Saturday, May 13.
Gosford went into the match in second spot with four straight wins and East Gosford headed into the game in fourth after winning their first three.
The match flowed throughout and Oscar Torres gave Gosford City an early lead.
East Gosford’s, Rob Walton, has been a consistent scorer in recent seasons and equalised in the 35th minute, and then gave the Rams the lead within minutes of the start of the second half.
Walton’s ninth goal of the season gave him a share of the lead in the race for the 2017 Battlewin Golden Boot.
The Dragons then hit back with Adam Woodbine equalising in the 54th minute to leave the final score at two-all.
Elsewhere in the league, Terrigal were able to notch their first win of the season, thanks to a 1-0 victory over Avoca.
Both clubs entered the match desperate for all three points to escape relegation.
Connor Wilkinson was brought down inside the Avoca penalty box in the 36th minute, leaving Ryan Pearce to score what proved to be the deciding goal from the penalty spot.
Terrigal’s confidence grew through the second half and only the post and crossbar prevented them extending their lead.
The loss was the fourth in a row for Avoca, who haven’t scored since round 2.
As a result, Avoca have now dropped from fourth place after that match to second last with Terrigal leap-frogging them out of the bottom two on goal difference.
Match report, May 15
Alistair Kennedy, Central Coast Football