Nahki Wells handed first start of the season as Bristol City extend unbeaten run
Nahki Wells was handed his first start of the season, and played the whole 90 minutes, as Bristol City earned a 1-1 draw against Fulham at home on Saturday.
Wells, who netted last weekend’s winner in a 2-1 victory against his former club, Queens Park Rangers, was rewarded with his first start as City went up against one of the promotion favourites.
Fulham took the lead five minutes into the second half through Aleksandar Mitrovic before Kasey Palmer, a 76th minute substitution, equalised in the 79th minute as City extended their unbeaten run to five matches.
Mitrovic hit the crossbar in the 48th minute before breaking the deadlock two minutes later with a header from close range.
Just a minute earlier Wells’s left-footed shot from outside the box was saved by the Fulham goalkeeper, while the Bermuda striker also put a header over the crossbar.
City battled hard and eventually found the equaliser when Chris Martin’s effort was well saved by goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga, only for the ball to fall to Palmer, who scored from a tight angle.
City, eighth in the standings, are in action again on Wednesday when they travel to London to meet Millwall, before travelling again on Saturday to play Peterborough.
Elsewhere, Reggie Lambe was on the scoresheet as Stowmarket Town were eliminated from the FA Trophy following a 4-3 penalty shoot-out first qualifying round defeat against Great Wakering Rovers.
Mitchell Gilbey gave the visitors the lead in the ninth minute before Lambe netted the equaliser in the 18th minute.
Bermuda goalkeeper Dale Eve and his Spennymoor team won 2-1 away to Kettering Town County in the National League North. Spennymoor are now in fourth place in the standings after their fourth win on the spin.
Justin Donawa was an unused substitute for Solihull who lost 5-1 away to National League leaders, Dagenham & Redbridge. Solihull surprised their opponents by taking the lead in the 25th minute through a header from James Ball.
However, Dagenham scored twice in the first half to lead 2-1 before wrapping up a comfortable win in the second half in what proved a first loss in five matches for Solihull who are eighth the table.
Jonte Smith’s Ballymena, lost 3-0 to Coleraine in the Northern Ireland Premiership on Saturday, the result leaving Ballymena second from bottom in the 12-team standings while Coleraine climbed to second.
Kenni Thompson put in a player-of-the-match performance as her London City Lionesses side came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Coventry United in the FA Women’s Championship.