Linby Manager Andy Tring welcomed back a few players missing from last week, and added two loan signings from Eastwood: Caden McGrath and Jay Crumbie.
Although they only drew, he was rewarded with a vastly improved performance, against a young vibrant United team who were fresh from a midweek 7-1 away win.
Right back, McGrath did well, on 15 minutes, his cross to the far post found Matt Adcock, who saw his volley well saved by United keeper Mitch Leivers .
On 23 mins, a good turn and shot from Ash Foster , from just inside the area, saw his effort deflect narrowly wide.
28 minutes, Linby took a deserved lead, good work from Rory Smith and Sean Craven sent Foster
In one on one , and the striker finished well into the bottom corner , 1-0.
Half Time . Long Eaton CFC 0, Linby CWFC 1
Linby continued to dominate proceedings , searching for second goal, to seal the points, but the young United team held on, with Keeper Leivers in outstanding form .
52 mins, Cravens low cross found Smith, his shot from the edge of the area was brilliantly saved by Leivers.
57 mins, A Linby corner wasn’t cleared , Jack James shot was cleared off the line.
64mins, a darting Craven run took him past two defenders , his shot from 20 yards was well saved by Leivers.
66 mins, Cravens cross found Tim Adcock at the far post , his first time volley was somehow kept out with Leivers best stop of the match – a fantastic point blank save.
As the game wore on, Uniteds youth and fitness started to cause Linby problems on the counter attack , the quicksilver Daniel Odunaya was a constant threat .
70 mins, Jamie Thomas did well to block an Odunaya shot .
78mins a jinking run from substitute Crumbie set up Craven , but again Leivers produced another great save .
Linby paid the price for not finishing the game off , on 80 minutes, as Odunaya glided past his man and produced an excellent finish in off the base of the post , from the edge of the area, 1-1.
Only a point , but Massive positives for Linby , where a much improved performance, far more solid at the back. Excellent debuts for McGrath , and Crumbie .
McGrath looked very composed and assured, defended well and worked hard to get forward.
Crumbie showed good potential with his neat footwork and obvious speed.
All round solid performances, but shading man of the match was Tim Adcock, pictured, above; an all action,very tidy first start from the former Belper man , after his return to fitness .
LINBY LINE UP: Leverton, McGrath, Tring, Conn, Thomas, M.Adcock, James, T.Adcock, Smith, Craven, Foster
SUBS. Crumbie ( for Foster 59mins), H.Shooter ( for T.Adcock 75m)
Man of the Match: Tim Adcock