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Carlton Town battled back from a goal behind with only 10 men in sweltering conditions at Lincoln United on Bank holiday Monday and Millers Chairman Mick Garton praised manager Wayne Scott (pictured) for his tactics and bravery with Carlton facing defeat.

"I thought we were the better side in the first half and Credit should go to Lincoln keeper Jake Turner who made a cracking double save from Wilson and Gordon, we had good possession but just could not get on the end of anything and Lincoln nearly snatched the lead with an header against the run of play" said the Millers Chairman.

In first half injury time, everything changed however with Millers defender Darol Lucas receiving his marching orders for a foul as Lincoln hit Carlton on the break, Lucas was deemed last man and Andy Toynes deflected free kick left Jack Steggles stranded.

"If I am honest, I did not hold out massive hope for us in the second half, a goal down, 10 men and temperatures well into the 80s, by no means the perfect comeback formula"

"Massive credit to Wayne however, he swopped things round tactically, put all 3 subs on early which was risky given an injury would have took us down to 9 men and I was delighted to see Kyle who did so well for the Academy last season come on and score a vital goal for the second time in 3 days"

It was Hooton who won a crucial flick header and Stovell who reacted the quickest to fire the loose ball home to give the Millers a deserved point.

"It was no more than we deserved, we defended resolutely as a team in the second period and still made chances with Turner making another great save from a Gnahore volley after fine work by McNicholas, massive credit to the manager and players, it is a game we would probably have ended up losing 3-0 last season" concluded the Millers Chairman. 

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