A last-gasp strike condemned Chasetown FC to defeat at Market Drayton.

The hosts started more brightly and forced a couple of early saves from Curtis Pond. 

Jordan Davies went close to taking the lead on the half hour. His goalbound shot eluded Pond but was cleared off the line by the retreating Sam Tonks. 

In first half stoppage time, Chasetown took the lead against the run of play. Will Whieldon floated in a free kick and Tom Hill met the ball with a powerful header past Ash Rawlins.

The Scholars were better after the restart and George Cater forced a diving save from Rawlins, with Josh Bradburn blocking a Dan Vann header from the resulting corner.

But Market Drayton deservedly levelled in the 74th minute when a left wing free kick was powered home by the head of skipper Dan Beddows.

Chasetown squandered the opportunity to win the game late on. Danny Cocks was brought down in the box but Will Whieldon fired the spot kick over the crossbar. 

The Scholars paid the price in stoppage time as Beddows netted a winner for the home side.