Sat 17
Frickley Athletic
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League
1st team
L Kirton (41'), G Cater (51'), R Maclean (25' OG)
Scholars kick off with opening day win

Scholars kick off with opening day win

By Paul Mullins
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Chasetown ended a four year search for an opening day win with a superb result at Frickley Athletic.


Frickley were a whisker away from the opening goal after just 3 minutes. A corner kick from Jack McMenemy found a team mate but the ball was cleared off the line.

Chasetown took the lead in the 25th minute with an own goal. George Cater drilled the ball across and Liam Kirton's shot was superbly saved by Thomas Jackson but the keeper saw the ball ricochet off Rian McLean into his own goal.

It was almost lucky strike two before half time. Owen Nolan received from Cater and his drive heavily deflected off defender Todd Jordan and Jackson only just kept the ball out.

The Scholars made it 2-0 in the 43rd minute when Kirton beat the offside trap and calmly slotted past Jackson.

Chasetown made it 3-0 just five minutes into the second half. Cater stole into the box off a Jack Langston pass and when Jackson saved his first effort, Cater superbly looped the ball into the back of the Frickley net.

Frickley went close to pulling one back but Chasetown remained in charge and Langston rattled the crossbar from just inside the box.

The hosts were reduced to ten men when Jacob Hazel was adjudged to be guilty of dangerous play for a foul on substitute Callum Lovatt.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 17, Aug 2019

Kickoff

15:00

Attendance

264

Competition

South East Division

League position

2
Chasetown
19
Frickley Athletic
Liam Kirton

Player of the match

Liam Kirton