Chasetown FC eased through to the next round of the FA Cup with a nine goal demolition of Brocton.
The hosts showed a sign of what was to come in the opening stages as they rained in shots on the visiting goal.
It was no surprise when they opened the scoring in the 13th minute. Ryan Wynter’s near post cross eluded team mate Paul Sullivan but was put past his own goalkeeper by right back Kenny Devoir.
It didn’t take long for the hosts to extend their lead with Wynter heading in off the post from a Josh Ruff cross on 18 minutes.
Wynter made extended the lead two minutes later with a crisp shot in off the post, before Mitchell Piggon – who had scored nine goals in pre-season – opened his competitive Scholars account with a fourth goal inside the first quarter of the game.
Brocton had a couple of chances that produced saves from John Bateman and had a goal disallowed for offside, but it was the home side who held the initiative at the interval.
Callum Barrett made great saves to deny Piggon and Ruff as Chasetown pushed to get their record win in the competition.
Sam Bell almost pulled one back with a long range dipping effort which Bateman scurried back to palm over the bar.
Chasetown took a while to get back into their stride but eventually made it 5-0 with a goal of class from Jack Langston who lobbed the ball over the final defender and slid it confidently past Barrett.
Sullivan saw efforts saved by Barrett before turning provider in the 76th minute when he beat the offside trap and unselfishly squared the ball to Pierce Kiembi, who somehow rattled the crossbar from three yards, only for Langston to slam home the rebound.
Langston made it 7-0 and secured his hat-trick off the substitute’s bench after a Kiembi cutback nine minutes from time.
The impressive Josh Ruff added an eighth in the 89th minute through the legs of Barrett after Nathan Rooney chipped to the far post, before adding his second and Chasetown’s ninth after Sullivan again turned provider.
Chasetown: Bateman, Till, Curley, Slater, Ashman, Dance (Banks, 66 mins), Wynter (Langston, 61 mins), Rooney, Piggon (Kiembi, 75 mins), Sullivan, Ruff. Subs not used: Haynes, Wood.