A LATE Shane Temple equaliser rescued a point for Maldon and Tiptree in their 2-2 draw against New Salamis in a match they should have taken all three from at Park Drive, writes LEE WITNEY.

Jamie Cureton's side dominated the first half and were rewarded in spectacular fashion when Harry Phillips’ corner sailed all the way in to give them the lead, with 17 minutes played.

Phillips nearly grabbed a second just a few minutes later, but his shot was blocked on the line by Spyros Mentis following some lovely build up play down the Maldon right hand side.

With five minutes of the first half to play, the Jammers embraced their inner “Tony Pulis- Stoke City” era as Luca Collins sent a long free-kick forward.

Louis Britton latched onto it and headed it over the onrushing Charlie Wealands, but couldn’t latch onto the ball on the other side to finish the move.

New Salamis might have equalised just before half-time, but an unmarked Derek Asamoah headed wide from six yards out.

The second period was almost a complete role reversal as New Salamis took the game to the Jammers, although George Smith saw a lovely finish ruled out for offside.

The visitors equalised when sub Nathan Mandla coolly finished sending Luca Collins the wrong way when he was put through on goal.

The turnaround was complete with two minutes to play when some slick play down the Maldon right ended with Lewis Jaggs turning the ball into his own net.

Temple was on hand to tap home a late leveller when goalkeeper Wealands parried Smith’s low drive.

The last game of the season is on April 27 at home to Witham Town as the Jammers look to finish the Pitching In Isthmian League division north campaign on a high.