Early goals condemn Chasetown FC to defeat against Stocksbridge Park Steels

Chasetown FC failed to recover from two early goals as they went down 2-1 at home to Stocksbridge Park Steels.

The play-off chasing visitors had a dream start inside the first two minutes as Harrison Biggins free kick curled beyond the wall and past Curtis Pond.

Biggins made it 2-0 in the fifth minute as he got on the end of a cross to divert the ball beyond Pond into the far corner.

Leading goalscorer Jack Langston was a whisker away from pulling a goal back with a fierce drive which was deflected inches over the bar by the legs of keeper David Reay.

Chasetown were handed a lifeline five minutes before the break following a mazy run from Liam Holt which saw him pushed to the ground and Langston converted the penalty.

After the interval the Scholars created three chances in quick succession. Leon Miles’ downward header was straight at the keeper before the same player volleyed just over the crossbar. Then skipper James Dance fired at goal from the edge of the area but Reay was straight behind it.

The visitors defended resolutely though and held out for three vital points.

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