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Goalscorer believes Chasetown FC can still win the league

Chris Horton scores for Chasetown against Mickleover Sports. Pic: Dave Birt

Chris Horton scores for Chasetown against Mickleover Sports. Pic: Dave Birt

Goal hero Chris Horton has insisted his Chasetown FC team-mates haven’t ruled out pipping Mickleover Sports to the title.

The Derbyshire side failed to cross the finishing line in the Unibond South after being beaten 2-1 by the Scholars.

Despite having two games in hand on Mickleover after their win, Charlie Blakemore’s second placed Chasetown side still lie ten points adrift and the league leaders need only one win to secure the title.

But Horton – who opened the scoring in last night’s game – says the players aren’t resigned to having to fight through the play-offs just yet.

He said:

“I honestly feel that Mickleover can be caught. All we can do at this moment is win every game we play and fight for the chance to win the league. With the players we have, we are more than capable to win the league and even the playoffs if we need to.”

As well as giving the Scholars a slender hope of upsetting the title applecart, the win was also pleasing for the young defender after his own goalscoring exploits.

Ramone Stephens secured the win after Horton had put Chasetown ahead.

The 18-year-old said:

“I’m really thrilled about getting the first goal to start the night off. All the lads knew that the match last night was a must win game, and everybody played a huge part in the game last night.  The whole team were outstanding and all played out of their skins to get that victory last night.

“Congratulations have to go to Ramone as well after he scored a fantastic goal.”

Chasetown’s attempts to keep up the pressure on Mickleover continue on Saturday (April 17th) when they visit Goole AFC, before making the short journey to Rushall Olympic on April 20th.

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