Cheltenham 1-1 Cambridge: Paul Mullin rescues last-gasp point for United

Tuesday 24 November 2020 23:08, UK

Leading scorer Paul Mullin struck in the 95th minute to rescue a 1-1 draw for Cambridge at fellow high-fliers Cheltenham.

Ben Tozer’s goal in first-half stoppage time looked to have been enough to seal a narrow home victory for the second-placed Robins.

But Kyle Knoyle’s low ball in was slammed home by Mullin for his 13th of the campaign as it finished all-square.

Both sides were in the automatic promotion places ahead of kick-off and Cambridge edged the first half.

Leading scorer Mullin raced on to a clearance from goalkeeper Dimitar Mitov in the 25th minute and found himself through on goal, but Josh Griffiths made an excellent save.

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At the other end Chris Hussey’s corner was headed into the side netting by Andy Williams.

With only one added minute scheduled at the end of the first half, Mullin suffered a head injury near the halfway line.

And in the extra stoppage time, Mitov could only parry Hussey’s curling free-kick and Tozer followed up to score his second in four days from close range.

Mullin had the ball in the net for Cambridge early in the second half after a ball in from Harrison Dunk, but he was offside.

Luke Hannant smashed a low shot just wide in the 53rd minute as Cambridge threatened, before Liam Sercombe finished off a Hussey corner with a neat finish, but referee Craig Hicks had spotted a foul.

Mitov turned over a shot from Hussey before the late drama and both teams remain in the top three.

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