POSTED 7th APRIL 2019
REPORT FROM YESTERDAY
City drew 2-2 at AFC Darwen yesterday, only the second away draw of the season. There was a City debut for Sam Atkinson in midfield and a return after injury for David Renyard, and these two were to prove influential during the game. Renyard had the first big chance of the game after 10 minutes but this was saved by Gidley.
Peter Allison did well to clear from his goal-line shortly after this but City were close on 26 minutes as Greenslade’s header hit the crossbar. Three minutes later, City took the lead from the penalty spot as Renyard converted the kick, after Gidley had upended Atkinson. It could have been better as Fagan made a storming run through the home defence but his shot was saved by Gidley.
However, the lead was only to last for four minutes before Pond equalised and it was worse in the 36th minute as Pond somehow managed to squeeze his shot past Townsley from a tight angle. City could have equalised straight from the re-start but Renyard’s shot was saved by Gidley, and Addison was wide from the resulting corner. Most of the chances were falling to Renyard, who rounded Gidley in the 57th minute but took the ball too wide. The equaliser did arrive in the 74th minute as Atkinson’s fine ball found Jordan Palmer who saw his shot saved by Gidley, but Renyard followed up well to score.
The City side was- Townsley, Gallimore, Fagan, Allison, Greenslade, Addison, Renyard, Atkinson, J Palmer, Simpson, B Palmer. Subs- Robinson, Newton, Heap