Chasetown FC’s run of positive results came to an end on the road at Sheffield.
It was only to be a brief respite as Sheffield took the lead in the 25th minute with a cool finish from Hall from twelve yards.
Four minutes before the break, and The Scholars went two down as Alec Denton picked the ball up outside the area and fired a long range effort beyond Pond.
Chasetown reduced the deficit ten minutes into the second half. A clever back heel from James Dance set Matt Wood free and his low drilled cross was turned home by Charles Weston-Hayles.
Mitch Piggon had a great chance to equalise at the near post but fired wide, while Denton twice went close to his second, firstly drilling wide of the goal and then being denied by a top save from Pond.
Chasetown kept the pressure on and Piggon turned to set up Weston-Hayles who was a whisker away from an equaliser.
Jermaine Johnson saw red for The Scholars for a second bookable offence on the edge of the penalty area.
In stoppage time, Piggon and Weston-Hayles combined again but the latter was denied the equaliser with a superb block by Damian Magee.
Weston-Hayles almost scored in the sixth minute of injury time but Archie Sneath saved right on the line at the substitute’s feet.