Guilsfield 2

Flint Town United 2

ASA Hamilton saw red as 10 man Guilsfield were held to a point by lowly Flint Town United.

However the match was tainted by ugly scenes in the aftermath of Hamilton’s 20th minute dismissal for violent conduct and led to a Flint supporter being ejected from the ground.

Guilsfield led through Chris Cathrall’s sixth minute strike and could have increased their lead only for the form of Flint goalkeeper Nik Lee-Bulmer before the match was turned on its head by Hamilton’s dismissal and ensuing mayhem.

After the resumption of play it was the visitors who made their numerical advantage tell with Kyle Smith levelling with a 25 yard strike on 35 minutes.

The Guils regained the lead two minutes before the interval with Callum Bromley following up to net at the second attempt after his initial effort was parried by Lee-Bulmer.

The Flint goalkeeper kept his side in the game with a fine save to deny Cathrall early in the second-half before Flint went close with Alan Bull’s shot turned onto the post by Andy Wycherley.

Bull atoned on the hour with a cool finish after being released by Jacob Lever to level with Flint ending the game on top.

With 10 minutes remaining Smyth’s shot parried by Wycherley for Sam Litchfield to clear his lines under pressure from Shaun Beck as the Guils held firm for a point.

Manager Nathan Leonard praised his side for a battling display with 10 men, saying: “You would not have known we had 10 at times in the second-half. The lads were tremendous.”

“The sending off changed the game. Personally I do not think it would have been a red card were it not for the Flint players pressuring the referee.”

GUILSFIELD: Wycherley, Bromley, Weetman, Rogers, Litchfield, James, Cook, Ford, Hamilton, Jones (Richards), Cathrall. Subs: Jenkins, Leonard.

Att - 80