Chasetown FC make it through to the semi-final of the Staffordshire Senior Cup

Chasetown FC made it in through to the semi-final of the Staffordshire Senior Cup by despatching local rivals Newcastle Town.

The hosts could not have wished for a better start with an early Liam Holt effort testing Dave Parton before the opening goal came. Rhys Thompson exchanged passes with Mitchell Piggon and Thompson let fly a low shot which fizzed in at Parton’s left hand post.

The Scholars were a dominant force in the first half and a second goal just after the half-hour was the least they deserved as Holt powered home a header for his second goal in a week.

If Chasetown had been four-up by half time it would have been deserved as Piggon went close with a flick and a strong penalty appeal was turned down after a challenge on James Dance.

Newcastle, unsurprisingly, responded at the start of the second half but only forced one serious save out of Curtis Pond on his return from a bruised rib injury.

The visitors had more of the ball in threatening areas but a defence dominated by Jermaine Johnson and Leon Miles kept Castle at bay and clinched a semi-final place.

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