Atherton Collieries maintained their superb run of form as they recorded their fourth win on-the-spin in what was an important three points for Michael Clegg’s side. The Staffordshire-based hosts certainly made life hard for the Colls, but the away side carved open the Chasetown defence on several occasions, but they couldn’t quite find that all important breakthrough in the first half.
Jordan Cover and Ben Hardcastle were at the forefront of Colls attacking intent as they both created chances for Colls to open up a first-half lead. In the second-half, in what was a rainy night in Chasetown, the hosts continued to deny Colls that all important breakthrough.
But, despite the frustration, Vinny Bailey managed to latch onto Callum Spooner’s cut-back to give the away side the lead in the 73rd minute. Just moments after, Colls could’ve doubled their tally as Jordan Cover smashed a shot just wide. With ten minutes to play, Colls came close again as Ben Conway rounded Curtis Pond in the Chasetown goal, but he couldn’t convert his chance.
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