Second half strikes see Chasetown FC through against Leek Town

Two second half goals were reward for some excellent passing play as Chasetown FC progressed to the next round of the Staffordshire Senior Cup.

Chasetown's players celebrate with Mitch Piggon. Pic: Pamela Mullins

Chasetown’s players celebrate with Mitch Piggon. Pic: Pamela Mullins

On a foggy evening, Leek Town had some good early chances and Tim Grice forced a low save off Curtis Pond as he looked to add to his long list of goals against The Scholars.

he hosts then had two free headers wide of the post as they looked to break the deadlock.

Chasetown responded well though and a run and shot from Josh Ruff saw his effort bounce off keeper Ben Chapman into the path of Mitch Piggon who made no mistake with the tap-in, only to be adjudged offside by the assistant referee.

In front of a crowd of less than 100, Chasetown took the lead early in the second half. A peach of a pass from Nathan Rooney fell perfectly into the path of Rhys Thompson in an advanced position and in one touch took the ball beyond under control and past the defender – and with the second he smashed it low past Chapman.

Piggon got his name on the scoresheet with a legal goal this time just short of the hour. Seb Lake-Gaskin took the ball on his chest into Piggon’s path who shot from distance low past Chapman.

Leek had their moments in the second half and Pond made a superb double save to deny Leek’s front two of Grice and Rob Stevenson.

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