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Chasetown FC pay for missed chances at Gresley

Chasetown FC paid the price for failing to take their chances at Gresley as the hosts snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

Paul Sullivan trys to get pass his man. Pic: Pamela Mullins

Paul Sullivan trys to get pass his man. Pic: Pamela Mullins

After a quiet opening, the managerless home side took the lead in the 28th minute when former Scholar Alex Steadman got into space and slid the ball across for Chris Richards to fire into an empty net.

In a half devoid of chances, Paul Sullivan came closest for Chasetown with a well struck free kick that Liam Roberts was equal to with a dive to his left.

After the interval, the Scholars took hold of the game and Jono Gould was narrowly wide of the post.

James Dance forced Roberts into a save at the near post, before Lucas Harrison headed a Francino Francis chance off the line.

Substitute Nick Turton was next to go close as Chasetown took control, but saw Roberts deny him after being clean through on goal.

Eventually the pressure paid off and Rhys Thompson’s cross was sliced into his own goal by John Guy.

But against the run of play, former Scholar Steadman slipped the ball through the legs of Francis and drove the ball low past a largely redundant Bateman.

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