A fine performance on the road saw Chasetown FC secure a deserved three points at Yaxley – although they may feel the winning margin could have been greater.

The Scholars deservedly took the lead midway through the first half when Johno Atherton slotted home from a tight angle following a ball from Joey Butlin.

On 25 minutes, Butlin made it 2-0 when he headed home a near post corner from Oli Hayward. 

The visitors almost added a third before the break. First, Hayward’s free kick was palmed away by keeper William Larkin, who then saved a looping effort from Luke McGinnell.

Five minutes after the interval, Butlin rattled the crossbar from just outside the Cuckoos’ penalty area. 

The one-way traffic continued as Larkin saved low to his left from another Butlin effort.

On 72 minutes Chasetown added the decisive third goal. Good work down the left saw leading scorer Jack Langston read the bounce after a defender missed the ball and fire past Larkin. 

Yaxley responded with a consolation goal as Thomas Waumsley headed home at the far post.

But Langston restored the three goal lead in the final minute with a shot from inside the penalty area as Chasetown wrapped up a 4-1 win.

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