Kodi Lyons-Foster scored a late header to give Whitehawk a deserved share of the spoils against Bath City… writes Anthony Scott.
Jamie Lucas put the Romans ahead after scoring from the penalty spot, and it was a lead Jerry Gill’s side held on to until nine minutes from time.
The Hawks made a bright start at the TerraPura Ground, with Ermal Hajdari forcing Luke Southwood into a smart save before Enoch Andoh went close, but was off target.
Frankie Artus then saw a free-kick saved by Seny Dieng as the visitors looked to break the deadlock, before David Ijaha went close for the Hawks but saw his goal-bound effort blocked by Dan Ball.
Ball again put his body on the line to deny Hajdari with a great block, before Bath went ahead just before half-time.
George Essuman was penalised for handball despite Nick McCootie’s header coming within close proximity to him, and Lucas – on loan from Bristol Rovers – stepped up and sent Dieng the wrong way.
The Hawks defended resolutely in the second half, and had chances to draw level with Michael Cain’s free-kick testing Southwood before Ibrahim Fofana had a shot blocked.
However, the hosts got the equaliser they deserved nine minutes from time. Nassim L’Ghoul whipped in a free-kick from the right and Lyons-Foster rose highest at the near post to head past Southwood.
There was even time for the Hawks to win it, as Andoh picked out Liam Gordon, but the left-back saw his volley go over the bar at the far post.