Football: Gav’s on the spot as Frickley seal a point

Frickley Athletic v Sheffield FC. Luke Hinsley
Frickley Athletic v Sheffield FC. Luke Hinsley

Gavin Allott’s 69th-minute penalty rescued a point for Frickley in their 1-1 draw against Stamford last weekend.

Allott’s spot-kick brought the Blues level just three minutes after they had fell behind, when Nabil Shariff’s 20-yard curling shot found the bottom right corner of the Frickley goal.

Frickley, who fielded recent signings Ryan Paczkowski and Tyler Collishaw, enjoyed the first chances of the game when a quickly-taken free-kick found Allott in space on the left of the box.

The striker’s angled shot, however, was blocked by the legs of Stamford’s Alex Lynch.

Nine minutes later Jon Challinor curled a 20 yard shot wide for Stamford, before Danile Lawlor was forced to clear off the line from Allott after Paczkowski had wriggled through the Stamford defence.

The Blues should have taken the lead on the half hour mark, but Luke Hinsley’s shot was charged down.

Frickley then had a penalty appeal waved away in the second half, after Tyler Collishaw was brought down in the box, but referee Tom Bramall waved play on.

Their frustrations were compounded moments later, when Shariff broke the deadlock in spectacular fashion.

But Bramall made some amends when he awarded a penalty in the 69th minute, after Allott was pushed over by Jason Field.

Allott picked himself up to convert.

Bramall was involved in some controversy again a minute later, when he was forced to send off Stamford’s Ryan Robbins for elbowing Luke Jeffs.

Sam Denton then thought he had won the game for Frickley, but his goal was disallowed and the home side had to settle for a point.