Tom’s in fine form as Frickley extend run

Frickley Athletic FC.'Tom Woodhead.'h316d334
Frickley Athletic FC.'Tom Woodhead.'h316d334

Frickley Athletic extended their unbeaten run to three games after securing a creditable goalless draw at Matlock Town.

Frickley’s Tom Woodhead was the busier of the two goalkeepers early on, and was forced into a smart save to deny Lewis McMahon’s low shot on the turn.

A minute later, Frickley responded when Luke Hinsley flicked the ball on for Gavin Allott to out-muscle a defender and poke the ball past the out-rushing Town ‘keeper Jon Kennedy.

Unluckily for Allott, though, he lost his footing at the vital moment as he tried to steer into the open net.

Frickley, who made two changes to the side with Steve Gardner at left back in place of Andy Villermann and Phil Oniama replacing Joe Fox, were indebted again to their goalkeeper once again as David Haggerty twice went close to breaking the deadlock.

In the second half, former Frickley man James Ashmore had a shot on the turn well saved by Woodhead.

Just after the hour mark, Frickley got themselves back into the game and Jake Picton, fed my Allott, cut inside Joe Leesley to fire in a low angled shot which forced Kennedy into a good save.

Matlock substitute Lavell White had the ball in the Frickley net after 64 minutes, but his header was ruled out for offside.

Picton again went close with two headers - the second of which, from six yards, forced Kennedy to tip brilliantly over the bar.

His opposite number, Woodhead, was equally as keen to keep a clean sheet, but his good work was nearly undone with nine minutes to go when White beat him to a long ball and lofted goalwards.

But the ball hit the top of the bar, and rebounded to safety.