Wealdstone got their National League campaign up and running with a 2-2 draw away at Yeovil Town on Tuesday evening.

Moses Emmanuel gave the Stones the lead in the first-half. but a second-half turnaround put the Glovers ahead, through goals from Rhys Murphy and Charlie Lee. However Michael Phillips added a final twist to the tale, scoring late on to snatch a point for the visitors.

In a game played in front of an empty Huish Park, with supporters still not permitted to attend National League fixtures, it was Wealdstone who came out of the traps fastest with some smart attacking play and when Kundai Benyu’s cross was blocked by Lee’s arm, the referee had little choice but to point to the spot and give them the opportunity to open their National League account from 12 yards.

Emmanuel obliged, sending the Yeovil keeper the wrong way.

At half-time the home side introduced Murphy to try and swing the tie back in their favour and within 20 seconds of the restart, he had already made an impact, finishing off a scrappy move to bring the sides level.

Wealdstone were firmly on the back foot and Harry Istead had to react quickly to deny Jimmy Smith moments later, with a second goal for the home side looking inevitable.

It eventually arrived from Carl Dickinson’s corner, with Lee in the box to head home and atone for his earlier handball that had gifted a lead to the visitors.

Stones would not be defeated however, with Phillips lashing home a chance from close range to level the match late on.