Gloucester City struck from behind twice to claim their first point of the National League South season.

Tim Harris fielded five defenders from the start, with Robbie Cundy filling in at centre half, Spencer Hamilton being shifted to right back and captain Keiran Thomas moving up into midfield.

Tom Webb returned to the side in place of Joe Hanks who was unavailable, and the presence of the returning Webb and Cundy was immediately apparent.

The game began as a cagey affair, with City content to let Wealdstone hold the ball in midfield where they showed no real attacking impetus.

It took near to the 20-minute mark for the first shot of the game and it came through Joe Parker who finished a good team move with a curling strike over the bar.

City began turning the screw as Webb sold his man with a delightful drop of the shoulder before crossing in low from the left but it just evaded Thomas at the back post.

Then the game fell into another lull as both sides couldn’t settle into a rhythm.

The first real opportunity for the visitors came as Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick dragged an effort well wide from 25 yards.

City were nearly caught out at the back but recovered well from a defensive error to smother Elliot Benyon before he could get his shot away.

Wealdstone had the lead not long after though through what was their first shot on target of the half, as Benyone pounced on a loose ball to chip over Alex Harris.

The Tigers went in behind at the break but after the restart they kicked up another gear, and were rewarded with an equaliser.

A delightful through ball by Ed Williams found the Tigers ‘skipper Keiran Thomas who rifled it home for his first competitive Tigers goal.

Thomas was one of the main attacking threats in the Tigers side, causing all manner of problems for Wealdstone as he was brought down 25 yards from goal.

Williams struck the free kick well and with a lot of dip on but North was equal to it in the Wealdstone net.

No sooner had they begun to look the better side, City were behind again through a sloppy goal to concede. The Tigers failed to clear their lines allowing Benyon a tap-in at the back post.

Wealdstone looked content to sit on their lead and invited pressure from the Tigers, as City won a corner with five minutes to go.

Williams floated in a delightful and inviting delivery that was met by a powerful header from Robbie Cundy that flew past North and into the back of the net, to ensure the Tigers came away with a point.

Gloucester City: Harris, Thomas, Parselle, Hamilton, Avery, Mullings (King 83’), Cundy, Webb, Morford, Parker (Kotwica 80’), Williams

Subs not used: Mbunga, Forsyth, Moore

Wealdstone: North, Oshodi, Okimo, Ijaha (Fitchett 66’), Hill (Hunt 46’), Brown, Hippolyte-Patrick, Cox (capt), Benyon, Green, Eisa

Subs not used: Godfrey, Wellard, Osei-Bonsu

Referee: Sam Mulhall

Attendance: 403

Star man: Robbie Cundy

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