Stocksbridge PS 2 Chasetown 3
By David Bradley Photos: Peter Revitt
Steels players will be kicking themselves after losing 3-2 to Chasetown.
Maybe it was a bit of rustiness after not playing for two weeks or a strong wind that wasn’t forecast.
Chasetown came out of the traps and put Steels under pressure in the first 10 minutes and came close when Carney came for a corner and dropped the ball, a quick shot rebounded off a Steels defender and straight into the arms of Carney.
It was Steels who drew first blood, when a long throw into penalty area by Lemon was headed on by a Chasetown player, and Mangham pounced to make it one nil.
Chasetown equalised on the stroke of half time, and it was the first of the errors that led to the loss.
The usually reliable Reece Fielding tried to go past his man on the halfway line, he got caught with the ball, Chasetown broke and a splendid run from George Cater who went around Carney and shot from an acute angle to score.
The Second half was very much even until Carney’s scuffed clearance went straight to Jack Langston who passed the ball back into the net, although the wind probably did help.
Steels dug deep and found an equaliser through home grown talent Lewis Whitham after good work from Ruthven and Nodder.
It was heading for a draw, but when the Steels didn’t clear their lines after a corner, it was Jack Langston who hit a shot that was going miles wide until it hit a Steels player and the ball nestled into the bottom of the net.
Within minutes the game was over on what was a frustrating day. Steels hit the bar and post 3 times in the 1st half, it was one those days. We now move onto Tuesday night for the big clash against Belper Town 4th v 5th.
MOM - LEWIS WHITHAM ATT 119