Frome Town earned a well-deserved replay in the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Cup after a 2-2 draw away at Southern League Premier side Plymouth Parkway.
It was a day of milestones, one upon which Danny Greaves managed his 200th game at the helm of the Robins and Alan Bull reached the same landmark as goalkeeping coach. The squad who travelled to Bolitho Park were clearly in the mood too and started brightly when Zak Drew's effort flew just wide of the post.
Wingers Reece Rusher and Owen Humphries were impressive and the defensive trio of Warren Maidment, Matt Wood and Pierce Mitchell restricted chances from the Devon side throughout the game.
Frome had chances in first half from Rusher and Drew which came to no avail. But, as the hour mark approached, Frome took the lead when Humphries skillfully dribbled past the defender, hitting a curler from the edge of the box to beat goalkeeper Parkes.
Frome came close to a second when Rusher failed to connect with his shot before Parkway grabbed a equaliser through White.
Then, with twenty minutes to go, Humphries attempted a repeat, his effort this time punched into the path of striker James Ollis who headed in and regained the lead.
Parkway threw everything at Frome after that. With two minutes remaining of normal time, Parkway found an equaliser courtesy of Crago. Will Taylor’s powerful drive then struck the crossbar, the closest opportunity for either side team as they hunted down a winner.
Man of the Match: Warren Maidment.
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Match Report written by Ryan Atkins.
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