Great Yarmouth Town recover from 2-0 down to come home with a point

PUBLISHED: 09:04 22 September 2017

Aaron Sanders scored two of the Bloaters' goals on Saturday. Picture: Club

Aaron Sanders scored two of the Bloaters' goals on Saturday. Picture: Club


Aaron Sanders scored twice as Great Yarmouth Town came from two down to come away from Haverhill with a hard earned point.

The Bloaters travelled without four key players, the Glover brothers Joel and Josh, Vadim Costandachi and Lee Roots.

However there was a welcome return for Ollie Savage who came in at left back and a call-up from the Reserves for Connor Doddington. Young keeper Connor Milligan deputised between the sticks.

As the rained poured down the Bloaters went close when Sean Perfect’s ball into Mitch Forbes saw the striker’s effort drift wide.

In the seventh minute a throw from the right was flicked on and Wozniak fired into the net through a crowded area to put the hosts a goal up.

Rovers were on top in the early stages and it was no surprise when they doubled their lead when a cross from the left was met by Burr and he finished well from inside the six yard box.

Savage launched a response as Perfect slid the diminutive fullback in but his shot was just too high. The Bloaters were edging their way back into the game and were given an opportunity when Forbes was fouled on the edge of the area. Up stepped Sanders and he planted a perfect free-kick wide of the outstretched dive of keeper Turner.

Early in the second half a swift counter-attack saw Hadyn Davis sprint half the length of the pitch and his pass found Sanders who drew his man and found Forbes who finished well to make it 2-2.

Five minutes later the home side’s lead was restored when Enaro tricked his way through the defence and floated a cross that was met by Jebb to power home an unstoppable header.

Milligan then made a good stop before, in the 65th minute, some good interplay between Perfect and Forbes found the striker out on the wing. He stepped inside his marker and crossed into the box and Sanders appeared from nowhere to meet the ball with a glancing header to make it 3-3,

On the stroke of full-time a break by Perfect found Davis all alone in the penalty area but his shot was aimed directly at Turner who saved well.

Great Yarmouth Town: Milligan, Howell, Savage, Doddington, Ager, Andersen, Perfect, Applegate, Forbes, Sanders, Davis. Subs: Palmer, McAra, Ford, Holmes, Bond.

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