CARLTON TOWN 0-0 GOOLE - MATCH REPORT
Despite both Carlton Town and Goole having clear-cut chances to break the deadlock, the game between the two sides somehow ended in a goalless draw.
Thanks to JAMES MORTON for this report.
The task for Carlton was made even tougher when Romello Nangle received a straight red card for an incident involving Goole’s James Kay.
Goole started the game on the front foot and will be wondering how they didn’t take the lead early on when Leigh Hutchinson had acres of space but Jack Steggles was able to keep his shot away with a fine save. The rebound fell to Jamie Coulson, but with the striker, having plenty of time, somehow saw the ball go wayward. Minutes later they also had a header from skipper Sam Colbear get deflected just wide.
The Millers, with Joe Brothwell back at the club and on the bench, started to get settled into the game, and Romaine Graham will have felt he should have had his name on the score sheet when his shot beat Thomas Beaurepaire, but was cleared off the line, but only as far as Jake Wholey, who composed himself and curled the ball towards the bottom corner, but was also cleared off the line.
With tails up, Kameron Campbell then played the ball into the box, which was flicked on by firstly Daniel Fletcher, then Graham, falling to Romello Nangle, who was played onside. The in-form striker took it past Beaurepaire, but with a tight angle, brought it back again, got his shot away, but Colbear was able to head away the shot on the line.
Although before halftime the visitors had a great chance when Anthony Mackie headed a cross back across goal, but Steggles managed to make a full stretch diving save to deny the fullback. Then Hutchinson managed to turn Kieran Walker, presenting himself with a great chance, but his shot went wide of the near post.
With just under half an hour to go in the game, the task for Carlton became tougher when Nangle was shown a straight red when he retaliated to a kick from James Kay, by swiping at the left back, with both the linesman and referee within feet of the incident, they were left with no option but to send the striker for an early shower.
Despite being a man down, it was the Millers who came closest at the end to taking all three points. Firstly Anthony Howell turned his man twice, but when it came to playing the ball across goal, the pass was cut out and cleared. Then in injury time a smart one-two between Tom McConway and Jake Wholey saw the former presented with a chance from just outside the box, which was saved down low in the corner by Beaurepaire.
Carlton Town: Steggles, Campbell, Green, Walker, Hodgett-Young, Wholey, Graham, Howell, Fletcher (McConway 61), Nangle, Gordon (Brothwell 53 (Lusamba 67)). Unused Subsitutes: Rae, J. Law.
Carlton Town Supporters Club MOTM: Jack Steggles