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Ding-Dong Ammers-Thackley derby ends all square!

A 90th minute Ryan Basi equaliser broke Yorkshire Amateur’s hearts on Saturday as they looked set for all three points against neigbours Thackley – but ended 2-2 in front of 65 fans.

Brice Tiana gave Ammas the lead just before the break. Thackley came back and qualised through James Ngoe on 67 minutes. It looked like a 78th minute Matthew Dempsey goal had won the game but a last-gasp Basi finish left both sides with points.

Neil Sibson, Yorkshire Amateur joint manager was not present at the game but still managed to give us his thoughts, “We feel a little disappointed today after sharing the spoils in today’s derby game. Derby games are always tough encounters with both teams wanting to take the bragging rights.

“I wasn’t at the game but am lead to believe we missed quite a few chances to wrap the game up but didn’t take them . My assistant tells me we were in total control with Thackley not causing us too many problems but in this league you have to focus for the entire game. We scored last minute of first half and Thackley got there reward doing the same to us in injury time of the second half but that’s football.

“On the plus side we remain unbeaten since our opening day loss but I’m also looking at four points dropped with us also dropping points at home in our previous home league game against pennistone . It’s a long season and we will learn how to see games out.

“Swings and roundabouts and we congratulate Thackley and wish them all the best. We will prepare for our next match to the best of our ability.”

Whilst across the white line Thackley boss Patrick McGuire said, “I’m proud of the lads today. To come from behind twice against one of the promotion favourites away from home shows the character and belief throughout the dressing room. We’re improving week on week and their attitudes are first class.

“Ammers are a strong side with great players and I’ve no doubt they’ll be right up there come the end of the year. From our point of view we’re trying to ensure anyone who plays against us has to earn everything they get whilst trying to play some attractive football.

“Again, it’s a work in progress but we’re heading in the right direction. On to another tough game next week in the FA Vase now against Carlisle.”

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