Late Ryan Wynter goal earns victory for Chasetown FC

It was not a Christmas cracker but Chasetown FC collected their third home league victory in a row with a late Ryan Wynter goal.

Ryan Wynter scores for Chasetown. Pic: Dave Birt

Ryan Wynter scores for Chasetown. Pic: Dave Birt

The Scholars took the lead inside six minutes when Simon Brown sent an accurate free kick to the far post and Danny Edwards looped a header back over goalkeeper Robert Peet.

Gresley had a goal disallowed for offside before they had the perfect opportunity to level, only for a superb diving save from Chase keeper John Bateman to keep out Gary Ricketts’ penalty kick.

A scrappy first half petered out at 1-0 until the visitors levelled with a superb Jack Langston free kick five minutes after the restart.

The sides weren’t level long though as a minute later Paul Sullivan’s ball into the near post was volleyed home by Ryan Wynter for his ninth goal of the season.

Langston almost levelled again with a second free kick prior to the visitors being reduced to ten men when Ricketts received his marching orders for what the referee deemed a dangerous tackle.

Sullivan wasted a great chance to make it 3-1 after he waltzed past the keeper but trying to walk the ball in was blocked by a defender on the line.

The Derbyshire side saw red for a second time as Jean Dakouri was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Chasetown: Bateman, Thompson, Edwards, Dance, Eze, Brown, Mugisha, Davies, Wynter (Turton, 71 mins), Sullivan (Slater, 81 mins), Washbourne (Gould, 62 mins). Subs not used: Francis, Robinson.