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Chasetown FC 4 Workington AFC 0

Ramone Stephens celebrates his goal for Chasetown. Pic: Dave Birt

Ramone Stephens celebrates his goal for Chasetown. Pic: Dave Birt

Chasetown FC hammered their way into the First Round Proper of the FA Carlsberg Trophy with a superb 4-0 victory over Workington in their replay.

Just as in the weekend’s encounter in Cumbria, every member of the Scholars side played their part, Ryan Price producing a string of super saves and Gary Hay, Ramone Stephens and Ben Jevons standing out.

Both sides started brightly in similar fashion to Saturday’s game, Jevons finding a gap at the near post in the fourth minute but the ball was cleared for a corner from which Jevons found the net, but the goal was disallowed for a foul on keeper Aaran Taylor.

Chasetown continued their impressive start with Taylor getting to Stephens’ cross before Gary Birch could strike, while the defence headed a peach of a cross from the latter to safety one minute later.

The Scholars kept up the pressure through Stephens and Birch but Workington were resilient as the half progressed, the home defence just managing to keep out Michael Smith’s header in the 17th minute.

Anthony Wright fired Conor Tinnion’s corner over the bar three minutes later, but the hosts fought back with Birch just failing to get his head to Hay’s cross.  The resulting corner from the left, however, saw Hay get his head to the ball and leave Taylor stranded to put the Scholars in front.

Kyle May shot wide as the Reds tried to find a way back into the match, while Chris Peel cleared off the line when the visitors looked set to score on 34 minutes.

The Scholars continued their high-spirited attacking play through the remainder of the half, Hay blasting over the bar from 30 yards and headed Stephens’ cross over following a superb move down the right.

Gary Hay opens the scoring for Chasetown against Workington. Pic: Dave Birt

Gary Hay opens the scoring for Chasetown against Workington. Pic: Dave Birt

Price blocked the opening attack of the second half from Gareth Arnison as the Reds made a bright start, but Chase fought back with Stephens again showing great pace, setting up Dave Egan whose shot flew over the bar.

Stephens doubled the Scholars’ lead on 52 minutes when he raced in from the right to pick up a loose ball and blasted it through the gap at the near post for a fine goal.

Price produced a stunning save to loop Arnison’s close range shot over the bar on 57 minutes as the Scholars continued to impress, restricting chances whenever Workington broke forward.

Price produced a near identical save to deny Smith on 65 minutes when the Reds looked set to pull one back, while substitute Matty Tymon headed over the bar from close range.

Hay looked set to add a second as he cut round the defence on 75 minutes but his shot cannoned off the upright, while Richard Davies looked set to score in the 80th minute but his shot headed wide.  Jevons tapped the ball into the net, but from an offside position.

Chasetown's Grant Ryan fires home the fourth goal. Pic: Dave Birt

Chasetown's Grant Ryan fires home the fourth goal. Pic: Dave Birt

With five minutes on the clock a one-two between Hay and Davies set up the former for a right-footed shot, the ball deflecting into the net off Phil McLuckie for Chasetown’s third.

Grant Ryan replaced Birch in the closing moments, and his first touch saw him net Chasetown’s fourth, cutting a low shot across Taylor’s goalmouth into the far corner to cap a wonderful display.

Chasetown will face Blue Square Premier side Kettering Town on December 11, but now they turn their attention back to league action as they host Whitby Town this Saturday (November 27), 3pm kick-off.

Chasetown: Price, Farmer, Peel, Cohen, Davies, Teesdale (c), Stephens, Egan, Birch, Hay Jevons.  Subs: Ryan (Birch 89), D Smith (Stephens 88), Bridgewater, Turner, M Branch.
Workington: Taylor, Langford, Wright, May, Andrews, Vipond (c), Hindmarch, Main, Arnison, M Smith, Tinnion.  Subs: White, Blake, McLuckie (May 62), Tymon (Hindmarch 71).

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