Chasetown FC secure all three points at Carlton Town

Chasetown FC made a winning return to league action at Carlton Town.

Nick Turton fires goalwards. Pic: Laura Yates

Nick Turton fires goalwards. Pic: Laura Yates

They made a dream start when, with just four minutes on the clock, Joe Halsall and Stan Mugisha combined to square the ball for Ryan Wynter who side-footed home from close range.

Five minutes later The Scholars doubled their advantage after a calamitous mix up between Carlton defender Kieran Walker and keeper Jack Steggles gifted Mugisha an open goal which he duly netted.

The hosts attacks were sporadic but they almost found a way back into the game with a speculative effort from Jake Wholey which rattled John Bateman’s right hand post.

Carlton eventually broke through in the 75th minute. Wholey slid the ball into the path of Daniel Gordon who fired across Bateman.

Chasetown sub Nick Turton turned sharply to fire beyond Steggles to restore his side’s two goal advantage.

Then in a topsy turvy game The Millers reduced the arrears again when Gordon’s free kick was flicked home by sub Romaine Graham.

The visitors rode the pressure from the Nottinghamshire side to hold on to a vital three points.

Chasetown: Bateman, Williams (Robinson, 87 mins), Caines, Haynes, Thompson, Dance (Brown, HT), Butler, Halsall, Wynter, Mugisha (Turton, 69 mins), Gould. Subs not used: Rolston, Nelson.