WORKSOP Town were involved in an instant classic last night, inflicting a 6-2 beating on 10-man Chasetown.
The victory kept Tigers’ slim play-off hopes alive, and all but ended their hosts’ chances of extending their season.
At half-time, Worksop were just 1-0 to the good thanks to a Marc Thompson goal in the final minute of the first period.
But the second half was a pulsating affair, with little time to catch breath.
Three minutes after the break Matt Young made it 2-0 from Ben Tomlinson’s cut back, but Richard Teesdale stabbed home for Chasetown 20 minutes later.
A red card for Scholars centre-half Matty Cohen, after he brought down Tomlinson, made life easier for the visitors, who went ahead from the resultant free-kick, Martin McIntosh curling it home.
A minute later it was 3-2, Dean Perrow converting a penalty for Chasetown following Danny Bacon’s foul in the box.
But on 78 minutes Tomlinson’s left foot shot restored the two goal advantage, and McIntosh’s second made the game safe before time added on.
The scoring wasn’t finished however as Jamie Jackson got a richly deserved goal with a header to complete a fascinating encounter.
For a full report and reaction see tomorrow’s Worksop Guardian.