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Midfielder aiming to match free-scoring Chasetown FC team-mate

Ben Jevons (left) celebrates his goal with Dave Egan. Pic: Dave Birt

Ben Jevons (left) celebrates his goal with Dave Egan. Pic: Dave Birt

Chasetown FC’s Dave Egan says he is on a mission to catch free-scoring midfield colleague Ben Jevons in the scoring chart.

The duo were both on target in the midweek 4-3 win at Matlock Town – a result which pushed the Scholars up to the lofty heights of sixth in the table.

But while Egan started the scoring, netting his first of the season, Jevons rattled home his fourth strike of the term.

Chasetown’s cause is certainly being helped by goals coming from across the team, but Egan is hoping to get among the scorers more often.

He joked:

“Thats just the first of the 30 goals I said I was going to score this season!

“There’s no doubting that Ben Jevons is on fire, though. Scoring four goals from midfield already is great and I can only  hope he continues. He is a good honest lad who always puts a shift in for the team and he deserves it.

“But I’m on a mission to catch him now after getting my first of the season.”

Chasetown will be looking to complete a hat-trick of wins when they entertain Ossett Town on Saturday (October 2).

The Scholars have hit 11 goals in three games to propel themselves up the table, but Egan has revealed the secret has been a minor change in the team’s style.

He explained:

“We changed our system a little before the Colwyn Bay game, putting Ramone Stephens in a free role and hopefully finding his best position where he creates so much.

“I could list the whole team though as being superb in the last 3 games and the game against Matlock was a great win. They are a really really good side and I am certain they’ll be up there at the end of the season.

“It was certainly an exciting game to play in, even though they battered us for the first half-hour.”

Many teams in the division may be surprised to see the name of Chasetown sitting so high up the table with a quarter of the season gone – especially after an opening set of fixtures that has pitted them mainly against their top half rivals.

But Egan admits the Scholars always believed they could compete in the higher division after securing promotion.

The Chasetown midfielder told The Lichfield Blog:

“I don’t particularly think it’s going better than we thought it would. I said at the start that I thought we could be up there.

“But I don’t think that having played the top teams so far will really matter – the league is so tight that even the teams sitting towards the bottom will be quality sides.

“If we keep doing what we are doing, and keep working hard, we’ll be up there come the end of the season. There aren’t many teams with the team spirit we have, and that’s a huge advantage at any level.”

Chasetown’s game against Ossett Town kicks off at 3pm at The Scholars Ground.

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