Droylsden 2 Chasetown 4 - Report and gallery

Chasetown have charged to a convincing 4-2 away victory over Droylsden.

The Scholars made a dream start with a goal inside two minutes.

Danny Cocks outpaced the right back and his pass to the near post was chested home by George Cater.

Droylsden levelled in the 23rd minute with a quick counter attack and lanky striker Sefton Gonzales turned sharply to fire low past Curtis Pond.

Chasetown regained control of the game and Jake Lovatt broke clear of the centre circle and squared the ball to Cater who struck the outside of the Droylsden post.

The visitors regained the lead in the 43rd minute. Jimmy O’Neill’s throw in found its way across to Lovatt who stooped in to head home from 3 yards.

Chasetown had the ball in the net through Levi Rowley at the start of the second half adjudged offside by the assistant.

Then the hosts hit the crossbar through goalscorer Gonzales. Jack Langston forced a superb save from keeper Chris Thompson as Scott Dundas’ men went for the kill.

They deservedly made it 3-1 when Cocks was sent tumbling and Langston converted the spot kick. Droylsden pulled one back with 6 minutes remaining.

A cross was fired across by Luke Daly and substitute Brandon Ziibaka fired in off Pond’s left hand post. Chasetown put the game to bed in stoppage time. Will Whieldon broke clear and slid the ball home to wrap up the points.

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