Chasetown FC narrowly lost out in a game packed with goals at Glossop North End.
The Scholars made a catastrophic start after six minutes when a shot from Porya Ahmadi seemed straight forward for keeper Curtis Pond, but the ball somehow crept into the bottom corner
Five minutes later it was 2-0. Glossop opened up the visiting defence and Bevan Burey fired a right footer inside Pond’s right hand post.
Braulio Maeico had a great chance to increase Glossop’s advantage. He went round Pond, only for Will Whieldon to retreat and clear the danger.
Chasetown had one shot blocked and then were a whisker away from a route back into the game as Scott Kay almost headed into his own goal, ending up conceding a corner instead.
The hosts made it 3-0 five minutes into the second half. A Chasetown defender played the ball right into the path of Ahmadi who expertly lobbed Pond
The Scholars got one back with their best move of the game. George Cater slid the ball through to Liam Kirton who picked out substitute Kieran Brown to fire home from six yards.
But Glossop extended their lead in the 83rd minute. A Scholars move broke down in midfield and the hosts moved the ball quickly to allow Mohammed Sheriff to net with his right foot.
Chasetown were awarded a spot kick when Kieran Brown was fouled and Jack Langston converted to the keeper’s left.
Dramatically, the visitors got another goal back in the 88th minute. Cater raced onto a through ball and lobbed keeper Dale Latham with an exquisite finish.
But despite the late rally, it was Glossop North End who secured the maximum points haul.
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