Phillips Free kick snatches a late draw

The early minutes of this midweek league match were promising from the Rovers perspective when firstly Brandon Carney then Drew Phillips made good ground into the Thame half but Carney's shot on 2 minutes went wide and the inviting cross by Phillips a minute later met with no Barton takers. On 8 minutes a Danny Watson cross was met with a miss-hit shot by Phillips but nevertheless a promising start by Rovers. However, this promise was not sustained and Thame proceeded to take a stranglehold on the remainder of the first half. Matt Finlay in the Rovers goal was called into action on numerous occasions but was unable to prevent Thame's Dan West from opening the scoring after 26 minutes 0-1 Th

Pen a piece to share the points

An evenly-contested first half was shaded by Northwood in terms of possession. Jamie Nicholls for Rovers and Jermaine Osel for Northwood forced saves via headers from the respective keepers but these were the nearest either side came to opening the scoring in the first 45. The second half opened with a bang when, in the 46th minute, Rovers Dan Newton was deemed by the ref to have upended Northwood centre-forward Osel in the first Northwood attack of the second half - penalty, and Osel picked himself to calmly send Rovers keeper Matt Finlay the wrong way from the spot-kick. This signalled a spell of Northwood superiority but they were unable to add to their single goal and Rovers fought their

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