Malvern City 3-3 Beaumaris
Beauy were on the road again last weekend after their excellent win over Mornington, with another top of the table clash at Malvern. Windy and overcast in Kooyong Park as the game kicked off and Beauy was on the front foot from the outset with striker Johnny Creamer going close in the first few minutes. As Malvern grew into the game they began to dominate possession and took the lead after 15 minutes when a simple cross from the left was headed home.
Beauy pushed back and equalised almost immediately when Creamer got on the end of a Ryan Brown cross to sidefoot home.
Malvern was able to continue their possession dominance and eventually, it paid off as a ball over the top was not dealt with and ended with the ball in the net. 2-1 to the home side at the break.
Substitute Ben Lund came on at 45 minutes for the injured Matt Collyer, and Beauy began to get more into the game as the half wore on. However, an end to end breakaway started by ex Beauy keeper, Nathan Silver, saw a left-wing run and cross allowing a far-post header to give Malvern a two-goal cushion.
Coach David Gibson, then made a couple of changes bringing on Felix Polster to supplement Creamer up front, and George Smethurst replacing Elliot Capel in a second attacking move.
Polster’s movement was causing problems and he latched onto a pass on the edge of the box to crash home a 20m drive to get Beauy back in the game, before minutes later, he was able to poke past Silver to equalise with 10 minutes left.
The game was end to end with both teams going for the win, and Beauy had Gideon Sweet to thank for one goal-line clearance, but were worth a point.
Reserves well beaten, 0-4.
Next week at table-topping Boorandara