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Chasetown FC keeper insists Scholars deserved their FA Trophy luck

Ryan Price. Pic: Dave Birt

Ryan Price. Pic: Dave Birt

Goalkeeper Ryan Price believes Chasetown FC deserved their luck after seeing off Kettering Town in the FA Trophy.

The Scholars stopper produced another sublime performance between the sticks as Charlie Blakemore’s men won the replay 2-1 thanks to a Grant Ryan goal in the dying minutes of extra-time.

Kettering spurned a series of chances in the replay and found Price in show-stopping form, but the keeper believes the win was nothing more than Chasetown deserved.

He told The Lichfield Blog:

“It was a fantastic night for everyone who follows or is involved with Chasetown, a night to be really proud of our family club.

“The only secret to the win was hard work and riding your luck a little – and we certainly deserved that over the two games.

“The work rate and desire from everyone was unbelievable and maybe startled Kettering a little as they certainly wouldn’t play against that week in, week out.

“We believed we could beat them in the replay after drawing in the first tie. It was disappointing to concede three on Saturday, but we knew if we could keep it tight at the back we would have a real chance.

“Plus, we never accept that we are beaten in a game.”

Chasetown’s FA Trophy heroes will not have long to enjoy their latest giant-killing act though, with a league game against Burscough tomorrow (December 18) for them to focus on.

But with their strikers finding the net and Price hitting a rich seam of form things are looking positive for the Scholars.

And Price is hoping he can keep up the high standards he has set himself in recent weeks. He explained:

“Personally, I’m delighted at the moment. When I continue making saves you just know the lads will hang in there and take our chances – and that just makes me more determined.

“To see the fans who travelled there just made me more determined not to let them down.”

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