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Chasetown FC’s play-off hopes dented after defeat at Corby Town

Chasetown FC’s play-off hopes were dented after defeat at Corby Town allowed Leek Town to regain sixth place.

Things started brightly for the Scholars when they took the lead in the 11th minute. Danny Cocks reacted first to a loose ball and sped past goalkeeper Dan Smith who clipped the winger. Before the referee could award a penalty, Chris Baker lashed the loose ball into the empty net.

Zacorie Allen had a golden chance to equalise in the 38th minute. Faced with just Curtis Pond, the striker’s shot to the far corner was kept out by the keeper’s low save.

A minute later, Baker almost added a second goal dragging a shot wide of Smith but inches wide of the far upright.

Jordon Crawford forced Pond to make a save at the start of the second half as the hosts tried to assert some authority on the game, before Ashley Robinson forced another save from a long range free kick.

Chasetown had some chances too, but couldn’t get the vital goal to put themselves two in front.

Corby levelled in the 64th minute when Crawford chipped the ball across to Jake Bettles who fired into the bottom corner.

The Steelmen won it with ten minutes remaining. Patient build up saw Crawford and Steven Leslie tee up Bettles for his second accomplished finish.

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