Coalville Town dent Chasetown FC play-off hopes

Chasetown FC’s play-off hopes suffered a dent as they lost out to Coalville Town.

Henry Eze scores for Chasetown. Pic: Pamela Mullins

Henry Eze scores for Chasetown. Pic: Pamela Mullins

The visitors shocked the Scholars with a goal inside the first few minutes. The home defence were caught napping as unmarked Jamie McAteer headed across goal and Dean Freeman nodded in from close range.

Chasetown levelled just before half time as Simon Brown’s free kick curled onto the head of Henry Eze who buried his first ever Scholars goal past Sean Bowles.

The hosts were denied a penalty as Nick Turton went beyond Bowles and appeared to be caught by Lee Torr as the striker rounded the last defender, but the referee waved the appeals away.

The Ravens regained the lead in the 65th minute when Alex Troke received the ball on the edge of the box and curled a beautiful finish beyond John Bateman.

Coalville wrapped up the points with Troke adding his second with a long range free kick that beat everyone and nestled in the bottom corner with five minutes remaining.