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Chasetown FC produce dramatic comeback against Market Drayton Town to reclaim play-off spot

A dramatic night at The Scholars Ground saw Chasetown FC reclaim their play-off spot with a win over struggling Market Drayton Town.

The bottom club shocked the hosts with a goal after seven minutes when Andy Hartlebury got on the end of a right wing corner.

The hosts were almost level in the 35th minute. Jimmy O’Neill’s goalbound shot was beyond goalkeeper Mate Drecki but defender Simon Gregory stretched out a leg to deflect the ball away.

Chasetown’s task was made tougher when they were reduced to ten men before half time. Danny Cocks had already been yellow carded for dissent and received a second yellow card as he appealed for a penalty.

The Scholars were desperate to get an equaliser and it could have come from an unlikely source as a free kick from keeper Curtis Pond bounced high but Drecki saved.

Chasetown scored a dramatic equaliser when a long range Will Whieldon shot spilled through Drecki’s legs and over the line.

The drama didn’t stop there though. Drecki saw red for a challenge on Jake Lovatt as he tried to get the ball back into play for the kick off.

With three minutes left man of the match Chris Baker whipped in a right cross and Nick Wellecomme powered home a header to put Chasetown in front.

Then skipper Jack Langston fired in a long range shot in off the post to complete an astonishing 3-1 comeback.

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