Chasetown FC secure first home league win of the season

Chasetown FC hadn’t won at home in the league all season – but with three home FA Cup wins they were still in good form going into their clash with Spalding United.


An early Stan Mugisha shot set the tone as it span off a defender and keeper Mike Emery scurried back frantically to palm the ball over the bar.

Chasetown took the lead in the 20th minute when Mugisha got to the byline and cut a pass back to Ryan Wynter who took a touch and drilled home.

With the hosts in the ascendancy, Jono Gould was put clear from midfield and got under his shot, clearing the crossbar from close range.

After the break, Chasetown doubled the lead with a James Dance thunderbolt from long range from which flew past Emery from 25 yards.

But Spalding stunned the home side on the hour by pulling a goal back when a goalmouth scramble saw the ball strike the base of the post and somehow find its way into the net off Josh Moreman.

The reprieve was only temporary though, as the victory was sealed when substitute Nick Turton sprinted clear from midfield and rifled past Emery from just inside the penalty area to restore Chasetown’s two goal advantage.

A late Simon Brown free kick was held by Emery as The Scholars ended the game, as they had started, well on top.

Chasetown: Bateman, Williams (Caines, 32 mins), Haynes, Slater, Thompson, Davies (Brown, 83 mins), Dance, Halsall, Wynter, Mugisha (Turton, 67 mins), Gould. Subs not used: Butler, Robinson.