LARKHALL ATHLETIC 2 v 1 PAULTON ROVERS
Larks take the points
Paulton went down at Larkhall Athletic after taking the lead before been pegged back by a poor penalty decision.
Early pressure from Larkhall saw Mike Baker's dipping shot tipped over the bar by Rovers keeper AJ Sesay. On 10 minutes Liam Monelle was fouled and Josh Morgan-Williams' free kick whistle low pat the home goal.
'Lark's' lively striker Greg Peel threatened well marshalled by Joe Hilard and Sam Hedges in the heart of the visitors defence.
Paulton took the lead from Jack Ball's shot parried by keeper Chris Humphries and turned into the net by. Dave Sims on 15 minutes.
Sesay was out sharply to smother the ball from a Peel attack. Then Joe Tumelty thought he had levelled but it was disallowed for a foul on Hillard.
Lark's equalised after 29 minutes Tumelty hit a pile driver which hit Hillard on the shoulder and after the home side appealed the referee awarded the spot kick. Tumelty converted as Rovers keeper AJ Sesay so nearly got a hand low down to this right.
Rovers had to withstand a flood of attacks with Peel's shot blocked and a dangerous cross from Cory Simpson. Just before half time Monelle limped off and Tyrone Tucker-Dixon came on a sub.
Sesay had a busy start to the second half saving from Baker then tipping over Peel's shot heading for the top right hand corner of the net. The striker then tested Sesay again.
The winner for Larkhall came on 66 minutes as Tumelty's short free kick saw Jay Simpson' shot blocked and the ball fell to Matt Britton who curled a lovely volley.
Morgan-Williams thought he had levelled as he turn and shot narrowly over the bar after good work by James Byrne and Joe Guest. Byrne's free kick was headed on by Ball and Sims had a great chance to score.
In the last minute Guest, Sims and Ball had consecutive shots blocked on the goal line by Jay Adams ans Matt Guy as Paulton manager John Rendell saw his side go home empty handed.