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Match report: Chasetown FC 2 North Ferriby United 2

Chasetown FC fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with North Ferriby United.

Scott Lycett finds the net to pull Chasetown level. Pic: Dave Birt

Scott Lycett finds the net to pull Chasetown level. Pic: Dave Birt

Playing with the breeze behind them Chasetown enjoyed the better of the first half play with Courtney Pitt seeing a shot blocked on two minutes before Danny Quinn’s shot following a Mark Branch free kick was punched away by United keeper Adam Nicklin.

The visitors’ first chance came on 18 minutes but Lee Evans caught Steve Gardner’s cross and Chasetown were right back on the attack two minutes later when Nicklin saved under pressure following a double attack from Branch and Danny Smith.

Ferriby took the lead against the run of play on 34 minutes. The visitors were awarded a free kick 25 yards out and striker Gary Bradshaw launched a left-footed kick over the Scholars wall and high to Evans’ left to put United ahead.

The hosts had the ball in the net courtesy of Quinn on 41 minutes but the goal was ruled offside, while Scott Lycett forced Nicklin into a save at his near post.

On 56 minutes Asa Charlton was booked for a foul on Bradshaw, the striker taking the free kick himself with Evans pushing the ball out for a brace of corners. The second corner saw Bradshaw fire the ball home off the post for his and Ferriby’s second.

Danny Smith pulls a goal back for Chasetown. Pic: Dave Birt

Danny Smith pulls a goal back for Chasetown. Pic: Dave Birt

Chasetown pulled one back on 68 minutes when Quinn and Gary Birch combined to set up Smith whose first effort hit Nicklin but Smith smashed his second attempt into the net.

Two minutes later Scott Lycett’s shot was pushed round the post for a corner and Lycett was on hand as the kick flew in to hammer a shot into the roof of the net and the Scholars were level.

Substitute Chad Degville found a good chance with seven minutes to go but his shot went wide, and Ferriby held out for their second draw with the Scholars this season.

Chasetown’s final game of the season takes place on Saturday (April 21) with a visit to already relegated Burscough (3pm).

Chasetown: Evans, Turner, M Branch, Slater, Charlton, Hands, Smith, Lycett, Birch (c), Quinn, Pitt. Subs: Farmer, Teesdale, Bridgwater, Perrow (Quinn 84), Degville (Pitt 63).
North Ferriby: Nicklin, Gardner, Peat, Clarke, Anderton, Foot (c), Brooksby, Fry, Morris, Bradshaw, Bolder. Subs: Hunter (Peat 45), Taylor (Brooksby 84), Belcher, Denton (Morris 89), Wilson.

Click to see more of Dave Birt’s pictures from the game.

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