A free kick at the death denied Daventry three points in today’s opening Pitching In Northern Premier League – Midlands match.

3 points, or indeed a point felt a long way away after a disastrous opening to the season when Chasetown’s defender Andy Parsons opened the scoring after 30 seconds from a corner. It could have been more as Chasetown hit the post shortly afterwards as Parky’s side found their feet.

Daventry recovered well and got back in the game on 41 minutes with a special goal from Joel Nketia. Nketia got the ball 35 yards out and drove to the edge of the box before curling a goal past the Chasetown keeper.

It was double delight just 3 minutes later, a corner headed in from the 6 yard line by Jack Bowen to give Daventry the half time lead.

The second half wasn’t quite as entertaining. The game was scrappy with Daventry falling deeper and deeper holding on to the result.

Unfortunately, they couldn’t hang on, and a 91st minute free kick was curled in by the Chasetown midfielder Jack Langston.

Town thought they had a late late winner following the free kick, but Ross Harris’s goal was disallowed after the referee spotted a handball.

Daventry now turn their attention to a long trip to Histon on Tuesday night.

Line Ups

Daventry Town: 1 Iustin Cerga, 2 George Ball (Dan Childs 75′), 3 Bleu McNeil, 4 Ross Harris, 5 Jeff Woodward, 6 Joel Nketia, 7 Taylor Orosz (Jack Norman 82′), 8 Carter Price, 9 Jack Bowen (Lewis Irwin 65′), 10 Luke Emery, 11 Aiden Print
Subs: 12 Lewis Irwin, 14 Dan Childs, 15 Jack Norman, 16 Kurt Parsons, 17 Matt Finlay

Chasetown: 1 Curtis Pond, 2 Alex Melbourne, 3 Jordan Evans, 4 Luke McGinnell, 5 Andy Parsons, 6 Oli Hayward, 7 Liam Kirton, 8 Jack Langston, 9 Reggie Smith (Arron Ashford 62′), 10 Connor Haddaway (Ben Lund 77′), 11 Alex Curtis (Dilano Reid 54′)
Subs: 12 Chris Slater, 14 Dilano Reid, 15 Harry Crook, 16 Arron Ashford, 17 Ben Lund

Saturday 14th August 2021, 3pm
Northern Premier League – Midlands Division
Attendance: 170
Referee: Sam Wesson