Chasetown FC hit three to beat Newcastle Town

Chasetown FC took the spoils in their all-Staffordshire clash with Newcastle Town.

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An end to end first half saw chances aplenty with the visitors ruing a number of missed opportunities as the opening period could have been any score.

Newcastle keeper Dave Parton made an early save from Paul Sullivan, but it was the visitors who should have taken the lead when John Bateman made a stunning save to deny Ben Mills.

After 22 minutes the deadlock was finally broken when Danny Edwards’ pass was flicked forward by Sullivan and midfielder James Dance dinked the ball over Parton.

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Harry Clayton blazed high over the bar from close range before Tim Sanders was a whisker wide as Newcastle created chances.

The Scholars almost pinched a second goal just before the interval with a Ryan Wynter header narrowly off target.

Chasetown doubled their lead straight after the break though as Stan Mugisha fired into the roof of the net from a tight angle.

The outstanding Michael Williams at right back was involved in several attacking moves and would have thoroughly merited a goal, but his long range effort was narrowly over the bar with Parton well beaten.

Midway through the second half, Jono Gould thought he had sealed the three points, shooting beyond Parton but James Askey hacked the ball off the line.

Sullivan added a third goal in the 83rd minute to round off an emphatic second half for the hosts with a stunning effort from the edge of the area.
Chasetown: Bateman, Williams, Edwards, Thompson, Francis, Brown, Mugisha, Dance, Wynter (Robinson, 90+1 mins), Sullivan (Turton, 85 mins), Gould. Subs not used: Slater, Haynes, Kiembi.

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