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First half show earns Chasetown FC victory against Bedworth United

Three first half goals were enough to secure victory for Chasetown FC against Bedworth United.

The Scholars took a seventh minute lead when makeshift right back Chris Baker advanced from outside the box and his shot took a slight deflection past goalkeeper Dan Crane.

Bedworth struck the post and had an effort cleared off the line by the head of Mike O’Reilly as they pushed for a leveller.

But the home side doubled their lead in the 20th minute when Danny Cocks was pushed to the ground and Jack Langston converted the spot kick, despite Crane getting a touch on the ball.

On the stroke of half-time Chasetown made it 3-0. Jake Lovatt teed up Cocks whose effort smashed against the angle of post and crossbar before Cocks slipped the rebound to Muzzy Nduna to drill the ball beneath Crane.

The Scholars continued to assert themselves in the second half.

Crane made a stunning save at the start of the second period to deny a long range effort from Will Whieldon.

Then on the hour, the Scholars almost scored the goal of the game. Lovatt and Nduna combined to set up Langston who cheekily back heeled to Nduna whose effort was smothered by Crane.

Scott Dundas’ men turned on the style and it appeared to be a question of how many goals they would score. Superb link up play between Nduna and Lovatt saw the former shoot narrowly wide of the post.

Langston was denied from 30 yards by a superb save from Crane.

Bedworth pulled one back three minutes from the end with a Ryan Smith strike from the edge of the penalty box.

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