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Goalkeeper hoping Chasetown FC’s league form will return after cup crash

Ryan Price. Pic: Dave Birt

Ryan Price. Pic: Dave Birt

Goalkeeper Ryan Price has urged his Chasetown team-mates to put their latest cup collapse behind them when they take on Burscough.

The Scholars fell at the first hurdle in the Walsall Senior Cup against Heath Hayes in midweek – matching their defeat at the opening stage of the FA Cup earlier this season.

And after a performance he described as one of the worst he has witnessed from a Chasetown side, Price wants a return to the league form that has seen them win three in a row.

He explained:

“We can’t make any excuses for Tuesday against Heath Hayes. It’s the worst display I’ve seen from a Chasetown side for ages so there is no excuse at all. We let the club, the fans and ourselves down.

“Believe me, it hurts because it’s not acceptable to take our foot off the gas when we want to win things.”

But a win against Burscough would be the perfect tonic for Charlie Blakemore’s men.

The Scholars currently lie fourth in the table – and could leap to the dizzy heights of second spot in the table if results go their way tomorrow (October 9).

And Price believes that while the division has been tough, Chasetown are fully deserving of their places among the front-runners. He added:

“I think every game we have played in the league could have gone either way – even the ones we’ve won. But it’s all about taking chances and defending correctly.

“But we have to bounce back from Tuesday’s loss, we have no choice. The league is our bread and butter and is the most important thing.”

Chasetown’s game against 12th-placed Burscough kicks off at 3pm at The Scholars Ground tomorrow (October 9).

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