Steve is Wright on time as DMS take point off leaders
DMS scored a last-gasp equaliser to take a point from table-topping GTF Seas in Division One of the Grimsby, Cleethorpes and District Sunday Football League.
Steve Wright was DMS' hero when he levelled the game with just seconds to spare.
The result still leaves Seas sitting proudly at the league summit, however they are now level on points with second-place SW Steelers, but boasting a better goal difference.
Seas started brightly and took the lead with their first attack of the game when Bobby Lewsam squared for Luke McLellan, who rifled home.
Undeterred, DMS started to get into the game and were unlucky not to equalise when Callum Day's excellent cross was headed narrowly wide by Danny Revill.
And that let-off allowed Seas to increase their lead mid-way through the first half when a defensive error let in Matty Payne who raced clear and he finished well past the keeper.
DMS finally breached Seas' stubborn back line when good build-up play between Craig Mitchell and Gary Cross found Tom Hobson, who squared for Stefan Melin to fire past Ben Hammond in goal.
With that strike, DMS started to crank up the pressure and saw a number of efforts go close.
But their persistence finally paid off in the dying seconds when Darren Hanslip's ball into the box found an unmarked Wright to steer his shot home.
DMS secretary Paul Knox said: "We thought we were beaten, but we managed to scrape a draw which, in the end, felt like a win.
"On Sunday, we've got Cromwell and know they will work hard as a team and battle for one another.
"They will come at us but we need to keep our unbeaten run going as we strive to get to the finishing line.
"It's complicated at the top of the table where nobody can afford to drop points.
"We are playing catch-up and have a lot of big games coming up."
After that draw with DMS, next weekend, Seas take on third-placed Humberston in another important encounter.
Secretary, Mick Rouse said: "It felt like a defeat for us against DMS – we stopped playing and just soaked up the pressure in the last few minutes, which was a mistake.
"But, if we show the same passion and commitment against Humberston next weekend, we'll come away with something.
"Whatever we do this season will be a remarkable improvement on last year," he added.
Elsewhere in the division, AFC Bradley lost 7-0 against Empire United for whom Lee Croft scored a hat-trick, with Shane Garvie and Daniel O'Hare both grabbing braces.
In Division Two, four goals from top-scorer Jason Chisnall – one direct from a corner – gave BBS Couriers the points when they beat Healing 4-2.
Rob Phillips, Couriers secretary, said: "We went 1-0 down but soon brought it back to 1-1 before Healing scored their second.
"We then had it all to do on a pitch which was rough down the middle – where we like to play our football – but we got there.
"Next weekend, we've got Crows Nest away before playing them again at home the following weekend, with another home game against Pattesons in early March.
"The outcomes of those games should decide who takes the title."
Meanwhile, Crows Nest (Luke Neul, Lee McFarland) drew 2-2 with Pattesons (Nathan Crooks, Josh Baines) in their top of the table clash, while Police (Gareth Chandler, Phillip Fountain, Sean Mayall) beat Inkworks 3-2 (Daniel Beecham 2).
The Imperial Red Star (Lee Chisnall, Liam Clapham, John Higton 2) are back to winning ways after coming from 2-0 down to beat Caistor Rovers 4-2.