HARWICH and Parkeston claimed a point after drawing 2-2 in their top-of-the-table clash with Stanway Pegasus, writes TERRY FRANCIS.

The Shrimpers claimed a point in their Thurlow Nunn first division north clash after a thriller at the Westside Arena, Stanway.

The was a strong contingent of Harwich supporters in the large crowd to witness the clash between Pegasus who are currently in second position and the Shrimpers, who occupy third spot.

Harwich were the first to mount a dangerous attack when an excellent cross from Reece Harte saw Jamie Beecham's shot flash inches past the upright.

In the 15th minute, the Shrimpers threatened again, this time Luke Mayhew's with effort striking the crossbar.

It was a very bright start from Harwich and they continued to impress, passing the ball accurately on the artificial all weather surface.

Half an hour had gone when Pegasus came more into the game, with the speedy former Harwich player Callum Griffiths a threat.

Harwich came back to take the lead when their goalkeeper Brad Cook's long clearance found Beecham who set up the chance for Mayhew to net with a clinical finish.

It seemed that the Shrimpers would go in with a deserved first-half lead but in added time, Griffiths levelled the scores for Pegasus.

Pegasus came out all guns blazing for the second half and after an excellent move, missed a golden opportunity.

Mayhew was in great form tor the Shrimpers, causing the Pegasus defence all sorts of problems.

Pegasus had upped their game during this half and were not allowing Harwich time to put their passes together.

Harwich were having to dig deep to stay in the game and Pegasus were denied when efforts struck the post and crossbar.

With the game coming to an exciting climax Pegasus were rewarded, taking the lead when Dean Agar scored from the penalty spot.

Urged on by their management team and supporters, Harwich were still determined to take something from the game.

And with time running out it was their turn to win a penalty and after an excellent all-round performance, their man of the match Mayhew equalised from the spot.