Chasetown FC let play-off points slip as struggling Goole pick earn a draw

Chasetown FC will feel two points have slipped out of their play-off chasing grasp as they drew with struggling Goole.

A fine save prevents Chasetown from scoring. Pic: Dave Birt

A fine save prevents Chasetown from scoring. Pic: Dave Birt

It was the visitors who upset the formbook midway through the first half when they took the lead after Aaron Moxham stole in at the far post to net a free header.

Chasetown’s Simon Brown fizzed a low shot at goal which was blocked for a corner, before Paul Sullivan chipped goalwards and clipped the top of the Goole crossbar.

Jono Gould was a whisker away from a headed equaliser from a Rhys Thompson cross as the home side continued to press.

John Bateman pulls off a fingertip save. Pic: Dave Birt

John Bateman pulls off a fingertip save. Pic: Dave Birt

On the verge of the break, visiting keeper Dan Waring made a point blank save to deny Gould’s right foot volley.

Chasetown finally drew level on the hour when Alex Warley dived in on substitute Nick Turton and conceded a penalty which James Dance confidently converted.

Bob Johnson’s long range effort was superbly pushed aside by Scholars keeper John Bateman on a rare attack for the East Yorkshire side midway through the second period.

Chasetown were reduced to ten men when Henry Eze was sent off for what the referee deemed a late challenge in the midfield.

The visitors almost stole all three points when Bateman denied Tony Mackie with a great late save.

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