Late penalty save denies City Boro victory

City twice came from behind to secure a draw at Farnborough this afternoon, but saw a late penalty from Cody Cooke saved by Turner to deny them all three points.

After an even opening to the game the hosts struck first on 28 minutes when a long ball forward by Turner caught City out and Cullen skipped past Will Buse to roll the ball home. Their lead only lasted three minutes as City hit straight back, Scott Wilson crossing for Elliott Frear to head into the roof of the net.

Four minutes into the second half Boro retook the lead when Jack Batten and Folivi tangled in the area and the referee pointed to the spot. Kuhl blasting the penalty into the roof of the net. They held on to this advantage for longer this time but on 70 minutes a Ewan Clark cross saw Batten loop a header over Turner to deservedly level the scores again. City looked the more likely winners after this and with eight minutes left they were handed the chance to go ahead when Jordan Dyer was bundled over in the box. However, Cooke’s penalty kick was saved by Turner who did well to grab the loose ball under pressure from Wilson. City still pushed forward after this but, despite several promising positions, couldn’t find a late winner and for the second time in a week had to settle for a point.