Manager insists win shows there is no crisis at Chasetown FC

Charlie Blakemore

Charlie Blakemore

Chasetown FC manager Charlie Blakemore has insisted that his side’s 1-0 League Cup win against Kidsgrove Athletic shows that there is no crisis at the Scholars Ground.

Blakemore’s men bounced back to winning ways on Tuesday after a surprising defeat against Mickleover Sports last Saturday.

And with only two defeats to date this season, Blakemore is adamant that he won’t be pushing the panic button just yet.

He told The Lichfield Blog:

“I wasn’t happy after Saturday’s game and I let the lads know that. We never got into our stride. But I was pleased to see the lads bounce back against a very good Kidsgrove side.

“Yes, we probably should have had three or four more points at this stage of the season, but there is no crisis – at the end of the day we’ve lost only two games so far this season. Some people have short memories when it comes to things like that.”

Brigg Town are next up for Chasetown and Blakemore is keen to see his charges add the consistency which he feels is the one area they have been lacking in.

The Scholars boss explained:

“It is annoying when we go and score score seven at Spalding, but then go and get beat by Mickleover, but it just proves that we don’t have a divine right to win every game and the lads know that now.

“We need to be more consistent and we accept that. But we’ve had a lot of injuries to contend with and we’ve struggled to field a settled side. Hopefully that situation might clear up a little bit now and the players who have got the shirts can get a run of games together.”

Chasetown versus Brigg Town kicks off at 3pm on Saturday (September 26).

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