THREE penalties and three goals apiece saw Whitchurch United draw at Downton in a Wessex League Division One game they dominated for the most part.

The visitors had three good chances from Lloyd Thompson, Kieran Maylen and Jamie Smith, before Downton took the lead from the penalty spot and then made it 2-0.

The Jam Boys then got back in the game before the break, as Jack Ormiston scored from the spot.

The visitors equalised after 55 minutes, thanks to a superb 30-yard strike from Nick Yeomans.

Just after the hour mark, Whitchurch took a deserved lead as Yeomans found Thompson to score.

This looked to be the winner but a disputed penalty saw Downton able to steal a point five minutes from time.

After this the home side threw the kitchen sink at the visitors with Smith and Jordan Mooney making goal line clearances.

After the game, Whitchurch manager Carl Bennett said: “We dominated this game and the players showed real character to come back from 2-0 down to lead 3-2. The final penalty was not one, as four people from both Whitchurch and Downton told me after the game.”

Bennett added: “Our captain Nick Yeomans was the best player on the park in this game. He was at another level and worked tirelessly for whole game.”

This weekend, Whitchurch entertain fifth placed Ringwood.