Blues fight back to earn point at Rovers

David Hutton in action against Paulton - pic: Chris White
David Hutton in action against Paulton - pic: Chris White

Southern League Premier Division: Paulton Rovers 2 Dunstable Town 2.

Dunstable Town produced a magnificent fight back to draw 2-2 at Paulton Rovers on Saturday.

The hosts, who gave debuts to new signings Anthony Charles, a former Luton Town defender, and Brackley Town attacker Gary Mulligan, fell behind to Nick McCootie’s 15th minute strike.

It was 2-0 on 33 minutes when Michael Bryant netted, but in the second period, the Blues pulled one back thanks to Scott Davies (76).

The comeback was complete late on when Elliot Sandy was felled in the box and Ben Herd netted the penalty with four minutes to go.

Dunstable are at home to Arlesey Town on Tuesday night.

Rovers: Kyle Phillips, Stuart Tovey, Jordan Walker, Ollie Knowles, Scott Brice, Dean Evans, Elliott Gibbons, Ashley Williams, Michael Bryant, Jon Davies (Marcus Mapstone), Nick McCootie (Josh—Klein Davies).

Subs not used: Tom Seary, Ryan Batten, Josh Jeffries.

Blues: Luke Chambers, Ben Herd, Ryan Plowright, (Jemale McKenzie-Lowe), Anthony Charles, Shane Blackett, Scott Davies, Elliot Sandy, Charlie Henry, Gary Mulligan, David Hutton, Tony Burnett (Lee Roache).

Subs not used: Ben Barnes, Tony Fontanelle.

Referee: Ron Ganfield.

Attendance: 246.

Dunstable MOM: Scott Davies.

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