CARLTON TOWN managed to secure a point against Goole FC in this goalless draw despite going down to ten men following the dismissal of Romello Nangle early in the second half
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. Minutes later they also had a header from skipper Sam Colbear which got deflected wide.
The Millers started to settle 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. This only went 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 inform striker took it past Beaurepaire, but with a tight angle brought it back again and got his shot away, but Colbear was able to head away the shot on the line.
Before half-time 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. Hutchinson then 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.
Although 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.
The Millers now move on to cup action next week when Premier Division side Stamford come to town. As they are in the relegation zone in the league above, there could be a chance of an upset down at Stoke Lane next week.
Carlton Town: Steggles, Campbell, Green, Walker, Hodgett-Young, Wholey, Graham, Howell (C), Fletcher (McConway 61), Nangle, Gordon (Brothwell 53 (Lusamba 67)).
Unused Subs: Rae, J. Law.
Goole AFC: Beaurepaire, Mackie, Kay, Varley, Colbear (C), Steeple, Johnson, Stannard, Coulson, Hutchinson, Taylor.
Subs: Semley, Guest, Robson, Butler, Andrew.
Man of the Match: Jack Steggles