The Shadows travelled to play league leaders Horley in high spirits after an unbeaten run in the league this calendar year.
Captain Ed Cheng was feeling the heat before pushback as the February heatwave continued and with some players stuck en route on the m25 after a crash.
The game started at a lively pace with both sides moving the ball at speed and creating chances. The Shadows had keeper Lewis Cook to thank for stopping them going behind early on. Horley had multiple short corners but Dave Gunner's clearance off the line ensured teh score was goalless at the break.
An end to end start to the second half was interrupted by a spectator's dog deciding the match ball was more fun to chase than his tennis ball. After what felt like an age the pitch-invading-pooch was escorted from the pitch.
After more good saves from Lewis, Horley earned and converted a flick after several more short corners. Before Christmas that would have been game up for the Shadows, but within minutes the Shadows levelled and earned a well deserved point to keep their unbeaten run going.
Man of the Match keeper Lewis Cook.