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Chasetown FC manager pleased with battling victory

Charlie Blakemore

Charlie Blakemore

The performances might have been chalk and cheese, but Chasetown FC manager Charlie Blakemore insists his side’s scrapy 1-0 win at Willenhall Town was every bit as pleasing as their 7-1 victory at Spalding United.

Blakemore’s men followed their seven-goal demolition of Spalding by progressing to the next stage of the Unibond League President’s Cup.

It took a Gary Birch penalty deep into extra time to secure their passage in atrocious conditions at Willenhall.

But despite having their free-scoring run curtailed, Blakemore is happy with the win however he gets it.

The Scholars boss said:

“The win at Willenhall showed the team spirit we have now. We produced a battling performance and I’m absolutely delighted that we’ve got ourselves back into a winning habit.

“It’s a good result, especially when you consider the weather was poor and the pitch was atrocious. I said to the lads afterwards that it was every bit as pleasing as the Spalding win because it’s shown we can do the job in different ways.”

The only negative for Chasetown was the facial injury to Craig Milligan which saw him forced off before half-time.

But Blakemore is hoping the injury won’t keep him out of Saturday’s home game against Stamford. He said:

“Craig took a nasty knock to his eye and had a real shiner. But we’re hoping he’ll be okay for Saturday.”

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