By Chris Curulli
Pittwater and Seaforth welcomed back the MWFA Premier League Men’s with a dramatic 2-2 draw at Kitchener on Saturday afternoon.
The hosts opened the scoring midway through the first half courtesy of a tidy finish from Kurt Ramisch.
They maintained their narrow lead through to half time before Seaforth were awarded a penalty which was converted by Adam Tomko to restore parity.
However with half an hour to play, Pittwater were awarded a spot kick of their own after Nick Anderson was shown a straight red card for a handball in the box.
Max Bogunovic made no mistake from 12 yards out and Pittwater regained the advantage.
The match took one last twist as the 10 men of Seaforth struck back thanks to substitute Adrian Forrest, who nodded home with 15 minutes to play to snatch the visitors a point.
After a frantic second half, Seaforth coach Jordan Lefebvre was pleased with his side’s gutsy showing.
“All things considered, in any seasons gone past to go to Kitchener and jag a point you are happy,” he said.
“Especially with us playing with ten men for nearly half an hour meant that it was very pleasing.
“The boys showed really nice heart and it was nice to see that we can last for the full 90 minutes with ten men.”
Elsewhere, Belrose-Terry Hills Raiders made it two from two with a 2-0 win over CC Strikers and Narrabeen provided an early shock for reigning champions Brookvale with a 1-0 triumph at Grahams.
St. Augustine’s and Manly Vale both enjoyed tight 2-1 victories over Harbord and Mosman respectively, and Curl Curl comfortably accounted for Wakehurst 4-1.