YOKER Athletic captain David Crerand admitted he and his players were disappointed not to end league leaders Kilsyth's unbeaten run in Conference C after an entertaining 2-2 draw on Friday night.

In a week that saw some awful weather conditions, Yoker agreed to switch the match to Holm Park due to a waterlogged pitch at Kilsyth's Duncansfield home.

Co-managers Peter McKenna and Tommy Montgomery made three changes to the side that had lost 2-0 to Newmains United in the Whe Ho's previous fixture as they freshened things up for the match.

Yoker came out the traps quickly and were creating chances, which paid off when a great through ball from on loan Jon Scullion was superbly finished by Crerand to open the scoring.

This seemed to kick start Kilsyth as they pressed hard searching for an equaliser which came in the 41st minute when Yoker failed to clear their lines and a rebounded ball was hammered past the keeper by Ryan Deas to level the scores.

However, straight from the kick off Yoker pressed and two minutes later a cross came into the box from Scott Gallagher which was diverted past the Kilsyth keeper by his own defender, Chris Reid, to give the Wee Ho the lead back just before half time.

The second half kicked off as the rain started to hammer down, and Yoker almost added to their lead on 58 minutes following a great move and a great ball across the face of goal from Crerand, with Kyle Maxwell just inches away from making contact.

It was becoming an evenly fought game and on 75 minutes a challenge on the edge of the Yoker box saw the referee book defender Greg Barr – and from the resulting free kick a fantastic strike flew past Yoker keeper Joe Winton into the top left hand corner to bring the scores level again.

Despite a few other chances from both sides the referee blew for full time with the scores level at 2-2.

Crerand said afterwards: “It was a good performance from the boys tonight, but we just seemed to run out of steam toward the end.

"However, it goes to show how well we played that we are all disappointed to come away with just a draw against a team that has been unbeaten so far in this league.

"We played well and the boys dug deep toward the end, which was encouraging, and we will move on and build upon that performance”

Montgomery added: “I think that two each over the piece was probably a fair result. Both teams had spells in the match where they could have taken their chances and that may have given it a different outcome.

"In the first half we played well and limited their threat and I thought we deserved our lead at half time; then in the first ten minutes of the second half we hit the post and missed a couple more chances, and that made a big difference – if we had converted even one of those to go 3-1 up I believe we that could have made the difference.

"However, after Kilsyth got the equaliser they pushed on and had a couple of chances themselves near the end, so I'm delighted the boys dug in and came away with a good point, and overall I thought it was a great game.

"We will take positives from the performance, get back to training this week and work on some things and look to get back to winning ways when we take on Thorniewood United at home this Saturday."

This Saturday's match kicks off at 1.45pm but again will be held behind closed doors; supporters are being asked to stay away from Holm Park, and to follow the action via the club's social media channels.