Sat 26
Halesowen Town
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League
1st team
R Gregory (69')
Solitary goal defeats valiant Scholars

Solitary goal defeats valiant Scholars

By Paul Mullins
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There was very little between these two sides, who had dramatically battled out the play offs last season.


A feisty affair at times saw two flashpoints between the two sides (and a yellow card apiece in each incident) but was otherwise a thoroughly absorbing game of football in front of a 1,059 crowd.

The league positions at kick off may have been significantly different, but the on-pitch entertainment was between two evenly-matched sides both who gave as good as they got.

The first 45 minutes arguably saw Chasetown shade it, albeit with goal scoring chances at either end at a premium.

Liam Kirton, back in the starting line up, flashed two efforts wide, which on another day might have nestled beyond Daniel Platt.

While, at the other end, Curtis Pond made a good save from a header just before the interval.

The onus was on the title-chasing Yeltz to take the game to Chasetown and they were certainly livelier after the break. Pond was called into action to make two routine saves and one stunning one, to divert a goalbound effort onto the crossbar.

Platt denied Mitch Botfield with a save, before the deadlock was broken with a little bit of good fortune for the hosts. A free-kick from outside the box from Richard Gregory took a deflection and nestled beyond Pond.

The Scholars never gave up but were unable to fashion the one clearcut chance that would have earned them a point on their travels.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 26, Nov 2022

Kickoff

15:00

Attendance

1,059

Competition

Northern Premier League - Midlands

League position

3
Halesowen Town
14
Chasetown
Curtis Pond

Star Player

Curtis Pond