Chasetown FC pick up a point against play-off rivals Lincoln United

Chasetown FC were forced to settle for a point against play-off rivals Lincoln United.

James Dance slides in to make the challenge. Pic: Dave Birt

James Dance slides in to make the challenge. Pic: Dave Birt

An even first half failed to separate the two sides with neither able to fire a serious attempt at goal.

Probably the best chance of the opening period came with a Lincoln free kick from 20 yards which Rob Norris curled high and wide.

The game came to life straight after the break though as Mitch Griffiths opened up the home defence and Norris slotted home from close range.

Chasetown almost immediately levelled as centre back Henry Eze forayed forward and teed up James Dance to drill a low shot beyond Richard Walton.

Paul Sullivan puts Chasetown 2-1 in front. Pic: Dave Birt

Paul Sullivan puts Chasetown 2-1 in front. Pic: Dave Birt

With defences dominating it was somewhat ironic that Eze provided a highlight of the second period with an attacking run that saw him slalom past three visiting defenders before almost creating a shot at goal.

Both sides spent much of the game cancelling each out so it was only going to be a bit of magic to break the deadlock and that came four minutes from time.

Nick Turton accelerated down the wing and cut the ball back for Paul Sullivan who slid in at the near post to convert.

The home side thought that was the winner but in a dramatic conclusion Lincoln restored parity with a long range Dan Brooks drive.

Chasetown: Bateman, Williams, Edwards, Francis, Eze, Brown, Washbourne (Wynter, 82 mins), Davies, Dance, Sullivan (Slater, 88 mins), Gould (Turton, 67 mins). Subs not used: Robinson, Pond.

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