Bishop’s Stortford came out on top in an entertaining fixture at Woodside Park thanks to a first-half Jamie Cureton double and Ryan Charles’ strike.
Cureton showed great technique to lob goalkeeper Harry Girling after a flick on from a goal kick to give his side the lead.
However, a clumsy tackle in the box gifted Chestnut a penalty and Tom Hitchcock made no mistake from the spot to level the scores.
Dipo Akinyemi should have given the away side the lead after being played through by a reverse pass, but squandered the chance by shooting straight at goalkeeper Fred Burbidge.
In almost identical fashion to their first goal, Bishop’s Stortford retook the lead following a goal kick, flick on and lob over the goalkeeper by Cureton for his second of the afternoon.
Ryan Charles added a third after a cutting in from the right and shooting low to the goalkeeper’s right to give his side a two goal advantage going into the half-time interval.
Cheshunt reduced the deficit after a well-worked routine saw a ball to the back post headed across goal to Taylor McKenzie, who could not miss from point-blank range, but the Blues held on to take three points.
The result leaves Bishop’s Stortford seventh in the table ahead of their FA Cup First Qualifying Round tie with Dunstable Town on Saturday 7 September. Meanwhile, Cheshunt are in 19th and face Brightlingsea Regent, also in the FA Cup First Qualifying Round on Saturday 7 September.
Josh O’Brien is one of our sports journalists. He currently studies a multimedia sports journalism degree at the UCFB Wembley campus. His previous roles include writing for You are my Arsenal blog, The Sun’s Dream Team app and betting company Kwiff.