Larkhall deservedly kept their unbeaten away record taking all three points.
Larkhall had the better of the first half and went ahead after ten minutes with a free kick on the edge of the penalty area. Mason Winter curls the ball past Rob Brown in the Paulton goal.
After 18 minutes Harry Hope’s corner from the left was headed goal wards by defender Mike Baker as the ball was cleared off the line the referee ruled offside.
Rovers nearly leveled on 24 minutes as Brown’s long kick deceived the Larks defence as Ryan Gay chased the ball, keeper Shaun Semmens scrambled back to prevent the ball crossing line.
In the final minute Baker hit a dipping shot over the bar from 25 yards.
Larkhall made it 2-0 on the restart as Hope’s right wing corner was headed on by Josh Jones and headed home by Lewis Powell.
On 56 minutes disaster struck as Jamie Laird lost the ball to Powell who square for Hope to drive home for 3-0.
The tricky Wayne Nderemani was proving a thorn in the side for Paulton. Rovers pressed as Liam Monelle curled a shot wide.
Paulton pulled a goal back on 86 minutes as Dale Evans’s corner was cleared to Monelle who struck a shot off the post and in the net.
Rovers then applied pressure and Jack Ball saw his shot deflected. Matt Britton nearly added a fourth but Charlie Hitchings cleared off the line.
Match sponsors – A Plan Insurance of Bath.
Star man of the match Wayne Nderemani (Larkhall Athletic).
Entertainment Value 3 out of 5.
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