Tom crowns debut with late equaliser for Blues

Action from Nelson's 2-2 draw against Cammell Laird 1907
Action from Nelson's 2-2 draw against Cammell Laird 1907

Nelson’s fate could be sealed over the Easter weekend, as they sit precariously over the trapdoor in the North West Counties Premier Division.

The Blues are 10 points adrift of safety, with 15 available, after picking up one from six over the week.

Last Thursday night, Alex Norwood’s young side went down 2-1 at fellow strugglers New Mills.

The hosts took a 24th-minute lead through Warren Gaskin, but Seb Julien gave Nelson hope with an equaliser just after the hour.

However, six minutes from time, Jake Pollard netted the winner for New Mills.

And on Saturday – in front of a crowd of 130 enjoying free admission at the club’s Community Day – Nelson were held 2-2 at home to relegated Cammell Laird 1907.

The Blues led through Chris Anderson’s 27th-minute header from a corner, but Adam Rooney equalised for Laird just three minutes later.

Cammell Laird hit the post with a penalty, before Joshua Maldon put the visitors ahead 20 minutes from time.

However, Nelson battled back, and substitute Max Cane hit the outside of the post before the Blues claimed a point.

Man of the match Tom Keelings, promoted from the youth team, netted a debut goal with seven minutes to play, tapping in after Anderson’s knock down.

Tomorrow, the Admirals travel to the Delta Taxi Stadium to face Bootle, before, on Easter Monday, Nelson host derby rivals Padiham at Little Wembley, kick-off 3 p.m.