Chasetown FC come from behind to win at AFC Rushden and Diamonds

Chasetown FC came from behind at AFC Rushden and Diamonds to pick up their first win of the season.

An end to end match saw both sides create chances. An early Nathan Rooney shot was flicked over the bar by home keeper Matt Finlay.

Rushden centre back Liam Dolman curled a goalbound free kick just under the crossbar but Chasetown stopper John Bateman reached to palm the ball over.

But Dolman did give the hosts the lead just after the half-hour with a low shot to Bateman’s right.

The lead didn’t last though as just before the half-time interval Chasetown drew level when Rooney’s corner to the far post was headed back across to skipper James Dance who nodded home from six yards.

The Scholars took the lead just after the hour. Full back Matt Curley burst into the penalty area and his cutback was adjudged to have been handled by Dolman. Rooney dispatched the resultant spot kick straight down the centre of Finlay’s goal.

The lead was extended in the 68th minute when Paul Sullivan chipped a cross to the far post and Ryan Wynter rose to head back across goal into the back of the net.

Josh Ruff almost made it four late on as the Staffordshire dominated on their way to three points.