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Chasetown FC midfielder aims to build on impressive start to the season


Ben Jevons. Pic: Dave Birt

Despite making an impact already this season, Chasetown FC’s Ben Jevons admits he still has room for improvement.

The midfielder added to his match-winning strike against Halifax Town with a goal in The Scholars’ thrilling 3-2 win at early season pace-setters Ashton United.

However, rather than enjoying his streak of form, Jevons is determined not to rest on his laurels.

He told The Lichfield Blog:

“It’s always great to get on the scoresheet, especially in a really good game like it was against Ashton. I’m pleased with my goalscoring start to the season, but I still need to improve on other areas of my game, some more than others.

“But I’ve been pleased with the opportunities I have been given so far this season and long may it continue.”

The former Rushall Olympic man was also pleased to see the Scholars return to winning ways.

A defeat at home to Kendal had prevented Chasetown making it three wins out of three, but they returned to winning ways thanks to Jevons’ goal and a double from Gary Birch – a resulted which ended Ashton’s unbeaten start to the season.

“It was a great win againt Ashton and great to bounce back after another narrow defeat on Saturday. The game straight after came at the right time for us.”

The win leaves Chasetown sitting 11th in the table with three wins from their six games.

But Jevons echoed his manager Charlie Blakemore’s sentiments that they could easily be sitting among the pace-setters after narrow defeats against Kendal, Bradford Park Avenue and Marine.

The midfielder said:

“We were unlucky in the Bradford game, but in all the games we have been close and believe we could have got something from all of them.

“But in this league you get punished for sloppy and silly mistakes and we have been. Hopefully. we’ll learn and it will improve us in the long run.”

Chasetown take a break from league action this weekend as they face a tricky opening FA Cup test at Kidsgrove Athletic on Saturday (September 11), kick-off 3pm.

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  1. Ian mitchell

    11th September, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Jevons is a legend! Chasetown hero!!

  2. Daz

    12th September, 2010 at 8:57 am

    He didn’t play too well at Kidsgrove!