Chasetown FC midfielder hails ‘unbelievable’ comeback

Chasetown FC midfielder Dave Egan has described their dramatic 4-3 win against Goole as “unbelievable”.

The Scholars were trailing 3-1 with five minutes to go, but somehow pulled themselves level before snatching all three points with a Duncan Horler goal in the dying seconds.

Dave Egan. Pic: Dave Birt

Dave Egan. Pic: Dave Birt

And Egan admitted he still can’t quite believe the comeback Chasetown pulled off.

He explained:

“I’m still in shock about Saturday to be honest – it was unbelievable! It was a strange game where we missed quite a few chances, but at the same time we didn’t play well at all and it was really not looking like it was gona be our day.

“When we went 3-1 down I thought that was probably going to be it, but we showed the team spirit in our squad by never giving up.

“It’s actually about time we had a bit of luck too because we’ve not had much this year.”

Egan also singled out Chasetown’s subsitutes for their role in the victory.

The Scholars midfielder said:

“Mark Branch was outstanding when he came on and Danny Smith looked lively. As soon as that goal from Mark made it 3-2 it gave us belief and we knew we had to keep pressing.

“It was an absolutely amazing win for us and just goes to show the character and never say die attitude we have. Not all wins are pretty and this is just as good a win as the Kidsgrove and Rushall games where we played some great football.”

With five minutes to go and the Scholars looking dead and buried, Chasetown’s fans could have been forgiven for heading for the exits.

But Egan saluted those who stayed behind – and praised them for the part they played. He continued:

“The fans were amazing. I think I’d have left with five minutes to go in that weather! But most stayed until the end and were rewarded. The noise they make can make all the difference.”

Chasetown won’t have long to reflect on their sensational victory as they return to action this evening (November 24) at Belper Town in the Unibond President’s Cup.

Goal hero Horler will be cup-tied along with in-form striker Reece Styche. Nick Hawkins is unavailable through suspension meaning the Scholars will be forced to ring the changes in midfield.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm and in-game updates will be available via the Chasetown FC Twitter page.

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