Watts winner earns vital points

FRICKLEY turned the tables on Chasetown to gain three precious points but are still in the Evo-Stik Premier Division relegation zone.

Ashley Longstaff went close with a header and Jack Watts had a shot deflected off target in a lively start by the Blues.

But they went behind in the 19th minute.

Chasetown forced three quick corners on the left and, from the last one, Richard Davies curled the ball just inside the far post.

A 35-yard free kick by Ashley Burbeary came back off the far upright in the 37th minute, and Frickley kept up the pressure being rewarded in the 44th minute when Grant Darley drilled in a 20-yard volley to put them on terms.

The high tempo continued in the second half with Darley curling in a cross from the left which landed on the roof of the net, while Gary Birch put a 35-yard shot just wide for the visitors.

Another effort from Darley was blocked after 74 minutes and he lifted the rebound over the target.

A shot on the turn from Ben Jevons shaved an upright in the 83rd minute but, from the clearance, Darley persevered to put through a pass to Jack Watts, who rode a strong challenge before guiding the ball past Chasetown keeper Ryan Price from ten yards to get the decider.

* Frickley visit Halifax Town next Tuesday (7.45pm).