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James Dance goal earns Chasetown FC victory over Carlton Town

Chasetown FC made it four home wins in a row as they saw off Carlton Town on a very wet Staffordshire evening.

Chasetown go ahead through James Dance. Pic: Dave Birt

Chasetown go ahead through James Dance. Pic: Dave Birt

The Scholars had the ball in the net after five minutes but Peter Till’s strike was ruled out for an earlier offside.

But it was a sign of things to come as the home side were in front with just ten minutes on the clock. Mitch Piggon flicked into the path of James Dance who fired home from three yards out.

Piggon himself could have made it 2-0 before the break, but although his shot beat Jake Steggles it narrowly cleared the crossbar.

In the 63rd minute, Dance almost stunned the home faithful with a speculative effort from 50 yards which Steggles had to scurry back to tip over the bar.

Carlton had plenty of early second half possession but failed to trouble Chasetown keeper Curtis Pond.

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