Beverley Town Draw With Champions Chalk Lane At Norwood

Beverley Town Draw With Champions Chalk Lane At Norwood
Beverley Town Draw With Champions Chalk Lane At Norwood

Beverley Town were held at home by Chalk Lane as the sides shared six goals in a thrilling 3-3 draw.

Beverley went 1-0 following a well-worked goal from Karl Fitzgerald. Chalk had a good penalty appeal turned away, both teams created some good chances but neither side could convert. The first half was played at a frantic pace, with both teams determined to get a foothold on the game.

Second half Chalk came at Town and deserved to equalise after a good free kick from Nathan Peat. Town were now stretched and chalk looked like adding another. However, they had a man sent off for a reckless challenge, which changed the nature of the game.

Craig Palmer came on with 10 minutes to go for Town, and on 82 minutes restored the lead with a header after good work out wide by Olly Baldwin.

On 85 minutes Chalk equalised from close range, then on 88 minutes delivered the sucker punch when Andrew Scott scored to put Chalk 3-2 up.

Beverley Town could have crumbled, but stuck to the task, and with 20 seconds to go Craig Palmer got his second to make it 3-3 and earn Town a well-deserved point.

Manager Rich Jagger reflected after the game.

“Considering we had 5 missing through flu I thought the lads were magnificent today. Obviously, we needed to win and are disappointed not to get the victory, but that said I was really proud of the performance today. We were really blowing in the last ten minutes and could have folded after conceding 2 late goals. Credit to Craig Palmer though for grabbing two late goals, his experience really showed and he took his goals really well.

I’ve got to say this was a cracking game for the spectators and a real credit to the . Chalk is a very good side, but our lads gave everything and a draw was probably a fair result in the end.”

Reported by Rich Jagger

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