Hemel Town couldn’t hold on to their first half lead against Maidstone United on Tuesday, January 14, and had to settle for a point.
The Tudors are now winless in their last four Vanarama National League South games, drawing two and losing two.
The conditions were difficult for both sides at the Gallagher Stadium, but the first chance of the game came for the home side when Ibby Akanbi headed over from close range.
Hemel were awarded a free-kick just outside the box on the 38th minute, and the in-form Sam Ashford took full advantage, producing a sublime finish to give his side the lead.
The goal was Ashford’s 13th of the season and meant his side were ahead at the half-time interval.
The second half started with Hemel taking the initiative with Isaac Galliford producing some individual brilliance to get a shot away, but it was well tipped away by the Maidstone goalkeeper.
Former Wolves player George Elokobi ruined Hemel’s momentum when his bullet header equalised for Maidstone on the 58th minute.
Maidstone will predominantly in control since they got their equaliser, with Amaluzor and Marshall both having chances for the home side.
Hemel held on in the end to secure an away point, but now find themselves desperate to get back to winning ways on the weekend, although a difficult trip to second placed Bath City awaits them.
The Tudors have slipped down the table in recent weeks as a result of their drop in form, and now find themselves sitting ninth.
Picture courtesy of Hemel Hempstead Town FC