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Chasetown FC manager insists his side will get even better

Charlie Blakemore

Charlie Blakemore

Chasetown FC manager Charlie Blakemore couldn’t hide his delight following his side’s 6-2 win against Quorn – but admitted there’s more to come from his charges.

Five different names were on the scoresheet in Saturday’s victory with Danny Smith bagging a double and Ross Miller, Craig Marshall, Richard Teesdale, Harry Harris and Mark Branch adding to the tally.

The win leaves Chasetown sitting pretty at the top of the league with seven points from a possible nine in their Unibond League First Division South campaign.

But Blakemore believes Scholars fans haven’t seen the best of Chasetown yet.

He told The Lichfield Blog:

“I’m really pleased with the way the lads have started the season, but I really think there’s more to come from them. We’ve bedded in well to life in the Unibond, especially as people told me that the tempo was quicker and the teams were more physical.”

With striker Dean Perrow sitting on the sidelines following surgery on a ruptured Achilles suffered in the 1-0 win at Lincoln, Blakemore had thrown down the challenge to his other strikers – and the rest of his side – to fill the void left by the influential frontman.

And the manager got the perfect response as the goals flew in against Leicestershire side Quorn at The Scholars Ground.

Blakemore added:

“What’s really pleasing is that the goals came from all over the pitch. We took all of our chances and that’s something I’ve been keen for us to start doing. In the other games so far this season we’ve had chances but not been ruthless enough, so it’s good to see the goals going in.”

Chasetown’s next game sees them travel to Sheffield FC tomorrow (August 25) for a 7.45pm kick-off.

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