Match report: Chasetown FC Reserves 8 Coalville Town Reserves 0

Chasetown FC’s Reserves collected the league trophy with a convincing 8-0 thumping of Coalville Town.

Chasetown FC Reserves with the league trophy. Pic: Jane Aiton

Chasetown FC Reserves with the league trophy. Pic: Jane Aiton

Their final Midland Combination outing of the season saw them maintain their unbeaten campaign which has seen them claim the title with an impressive 15 point cushion..

Coalville, who had not lost in 2012 came with a game plan to end the Scholars run and started well, going close in the first five minutes when Brent Upton’s two efforts were saved by Dominic Hill.

From that point onwards the Chasetown’s back four of Jack Hulin, Courtney Sowe, Jamie Aiton and Oliver James took control. They restricted the visitors to just a couple of ambitious long range efforts during the following 85 minutes.

The champions stepped up a gear and started threatening Coalville with wave after wave of fluent passing in a mouth watering display of keep ball as they started to turn the screw.

It was surprising that it took 26 minutes to open the scoring. Karl Edwards rounded Coalville Keeper Daniel James after a clever through ball from the alert James Lunn.

Two further goals were added before the interval as Coalville failed miserably to offer any response to the Scholars onslaught, seeing their 2012 run obliterated within a 15 minute period.

Jonathan Gould’s pinpoint pass found Chad Degville ten minutes later and he rocketed home an unstoppable blast from the edge of the box.

At the latter end of the half Lunn was provider again, delivering to the far post and Greg Downes jumped highest to nod home Chasetown’s third.

After the break things got worse for the visitors. The Scholars were truly flying and entertained with a five goal second half exhibition.

Downes and Matthew Wood were pulling the strings in midfield while both wingers Gould and Degville launched a multitude of crosses into the danger area.

James blasted home from the edge of the area, Edwards secured his third hat-trick of the season with two stunning volleys.

Stu Birt replaced hero Edwards and was involved in all the remaining action. Other subs, Tom Lowe and Jed Davies also found the net.

Chasetown’s second string still have two more cup finals to play as they strive to make it a treble winning season. They travel to league runners up Quorn on April 21 for the final of the Midland Combination Trophy and take on Cheadle in a repeat of last year’s Staffs FA Challenge Final at Brocton on April 30.

Chasetown: Hill, James, Sowe, Wood, Hulin, J Aiton, Degville, Downes, Edwards (Lowe), Lunn (Birt), Gould (Davies).
Sub not used: Brown.