Egerton 2 Tarporley Victoria 2

EGERTON’S new management duo Graham Egerton and Ben Smith began their tenure with a draw against Tarporley Victoria on Saturday.

Rory Pownall, man of the match for the Knutsford outfit, cancelled out Alex Moore’s opener in the Cheshire League Division Two encounter at Mereheath Lane.

However Moore restored the visitors lead almost instantly before substitute Howard Clayton salvaged a merited point for the home team.

Mike Simmons went close to a winner late on too.

“It was a good draw, and we probably deserved more,” said Egerton afterwards.

“We played some very good football, but matched that with hard work. The lads’ character came to the forefront after going behind twice too.

“They’ve set a benchmark now.”

They return to action on Saturday week when struggling Moore United will be their guests, kick off 3pm.