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Chasetown FC ended an unwanted record with their first ever win at Stocksbridge Park Steels at the seventh attempt.

The Scholars started brightly and home keeper Jacob Carney twice had to save from Liam Kirton and Josh Cooke.

The visitors were on top but fell behind against the run of play. A throw in from Jordan Lemon found its way across the box and when Curtis Pond saved the first shot, Luke Mangham followed up to scramble the ball over the line.

Pond then made a super save to deny a volley from Ross Goodwin at point blank range.

The Scholars had the frame of the goal to thank for the scoreline staying 1-0 as Josh Nodder hit the bar from long range.

Chasetown deservedly levelled just before half time when George Cater rounded the keeper and slotted past the defender on the line.

Cater thought he had made it 2-1 when he slid the ball past Carney only to be ruled out for offside.

The hosts conceded nine minutes into the second half. Carney sliced a clearance and Jack Langston sent it towards the open goal to nestle the ball just inside the keeper’s right hand post.

Steels were under pressure for a while and Langston and Josh Cooke had further chances.

But Stocksbridge levelled after a sustained spell of pressure. After Pond saved well, Lewis Whitham tapped home the rebound.

Chasetown regained the lead in the 90th minute. After a Jimmy O’Neill long throw in caused havoc in the home penalty area, Ryan Wynter and Kirton both had stabs at the ball and eventually Langston drilled it hard and low and a deflection wrong-footed Manchester United youth keeper Carney.

Click below to see Dave Birt’s pictures from the game:

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