Paul Sullivan strike salvages a point for Chasetown FC against Romulus

A Paul Sullivan strike salvaged a point for Chasetown against Romulus.

Paul Sullivan strikes towards goal. Pic: Dave Birt

Paul Sullivan strikes towards goal. Pic: Dave Birt

The Scholars started brightly as inside two minutes Stan Mugisha took the ball beyond keeper Stewart Parsons, but Cameron Lee got back to clear the danger.

Mike Williams had Parsons in all sorts of trouble with a looping cross but the frame of the goal came to Romulus’ rescue.

Sullivan then twisted and turned through the Roms defence but Parsons got down brilliantly to save for a corner.

Barry Fitzharris was a whisker over the bar with a long range effort before Parsons made a low save to deny Stan Mugisha just before the half-time interval.

Henry Eze and Danny Edwards outnumber an opponent. Pic: Dave Birt

Henry Eze and Danny Edwards outnumber an opponent. Pic: Dave Birt

Midway through an even second half, substitute Jono Gould opened up the visitors defence and as he was tackled, the loose ball ran to Mugisha who struck the crossbar with a first time shot.

Chasetown looked the most likely to open the scoring and Ryan Wynter dragged a shot inches wide of the post.

Sullivan had the ball in the net after Gould and Wynter combined but Roms were saved by the assistant’s offside flag.

In the final minutes the Scholars thought they had earned a late penalty as Gould was pulled back attempting to reach a Sullivan pass but the referee turned away the appeals.

Insult looked to be added to injury when Romulus took a late lead when a deflected effort from former Scholar Chad Degville beat keeper John Bateman.

But a draw was rescued as Chasetown went straight up the other end and Sullivan beat Parsons with a low shot to his right.

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