Sat 19
1st team
Cambridge City
D Cotton (9' Pen)
Scholars can't force draw

Scholars can't force draw

By Paul Mullins
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Despite the lion's share of possession, it was City who took the points.

The Scholars will feel disappointed not to have taken a point from this encounter.

The visitors took the lead after 9 minutes with their first attack. Defender Alex Melbourne was adjudged to have handled and Daniel Cotton converted the penalty sending Curtis Pond the wrong way.

Chasetown took over territorially and Jack Langston volleyed over the crossbar and then headed narrowly off target from 8 yards out.

Scholars skipper Danny O’Callaghan was next to go close, turning a shot into the six yard box from a tight angle, but no one was there to tap home.

The hosts had strong penalty appeals turned down at the start of the second half, and then Joe Welch made a top save to deny Joey Butlin from close range.

It was all one way traffic and all the possession was with Chasetown up to the final third. Langston from 25 yards pulled a right footer just wide of the post.

A late Butlin free kick dipped agonisingly over the bar in the dying minutes as the Scholars were unable to force the equaliser their play deserved while substitute Jon Letford's stoppage time shot on the turn was deflected into the side netting.

Then Letford again had an effort blocked by a defender from close range.

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Match date

Sat 19, Nov 2022






Northern Premier League - Midlands

League position

Cambridge City
Kris Taylor

Star Player

Kris Taylor