AVELEY'S upturn in form continued as James Webster's side claimed a point against Isthmian North play-off chasers Potters Bar Town.

George Doyle and Lewis Gard were on target as the Millers and Potters Bar played out a 2-2 draw at Parkside.

The visitors took the lead inside the opening nine minutes as goalkeeper Rhys Madden shouted to claim the loose ball, but an Aveley defender took the ball away from his clutches and Sandro Costa Dias Fernandes tapped into the unguarded net.

But the home side hit back after 16 minutes as Doyle sent a 30-yard free kick into the top corner.

Madden denied Fernandes a second before Aveley turned the game on its head.

Lewis Gard picked up the ball and weaved past two Potters Bar defenders before converting just past the half hour mark.

Potters Bar hit the post just moments after going behind, before Madden picked up the loose ball.

Adam Topley was denied soon after the interval, and the Millers were handed a superb opportunity to extend their lead as Freddie Gard was upended by visiting goalkeeper Berkley Laurencin.

The referee pointed to the spot, but Freddie Gard's effort from 12 yards was well saved by Laurencin.

The penalty miss spurred Potters Bar on and Madden had to be at his best to deny the away side a leveller.

Potters Bar's Lee O'Leary then sent a strike against the underside of the crossbar, but the equaliser was to come on 72 minutes.

Sean Grace was on hand to tap home from close range after Madden had parried an initial Potters Bar effort.

O'Leary fired over the crossbar when put through on goal late on and both sides were left to settle for a share of the spoils.

Aveley: Madden, Malton, Bourne, Topley, Keizer-Burrows, Witherspoon, Bradford (Berkane 67'), Doyle, Teniola (Cook 78'), F. Gard (Martin 79'), L. Gard