FC Humber came back from 2-0 down for the second time in a week, to get a point against play-off hopefuls Retford.

Liam White broke the deadlock early on, after prodding home a rebound from 12 yards. Graeme Severn doubled their advantage from a corner, early in the second half, before a quick fire double from Louis Blackwell and Brandon Burke rescued a point for the visitors.

Humber started slowly and Retford capitalised after Humber keeper Jonathon Stewart, could only parry a shot into the path of White. White poked the ball home to make it 1-0 after six minutes.

Humber might’ve levelled moments later when in-form Szymon Czubik lobbed the onrushing goalkeeper, only to see his effort come off the post.

Retford had a goal disallowed shortly after, when White reacted to a rebound in an offside position, following a well struck effort from Jack Johnson.

Midway through the first half, Czubik went down clutching his foot and and minutes later was substituted.

Humber reshuffled up-front at half-time, with both Tom Alngohuro and Czubik making way for the visitors.

These changes were helpless to prevent Retford from extending their lead minutes into the second half. Humber failed to deal with a corner and Severn headed in from a difficult angle, off the underside of the bar.

Louis Blackwell got Humber back into the game after some neat interplay with Eddie Wileman. Blackwell swept the ball into the goalkeepers near post, on his return from injury.

Eight minutes later Humber were level, following a fast break from a Retford corner. Red Bates and Morgan Butcher played dangerous forward passes, which split the defence and enticed the Retford keeper out of the goal. Burke then lofted the ball over the keeper into the far corner, after the defenders efforts to clear were ineffective.

Retford had a second goal disallowed late on for offside and the match finished 2-2.

Next up for Humber is a crucial midweek relegation clash against Rainworth.

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March 21, 2022