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Changed Chasetown FC side go out of the Walsall Senior Cup

Chasetown manager Craig Harris made six changes from the side that won 6-1 at the weekend, but paid the price with a below par Walsall Senior Cup performance and a 2-0 defeat at Staffordshire rivals Heath Hayes.

Chris Deakin fires Heath Hayes in front against Chasetown. Pic: Dave Birt

Chris Deakin fires Heath Hayes in front against Chasetown. Pic: Dave Birt

The Scholars did start brightly and midfielder Andy Westwood had two great goalbound efforts in the 7th and 9th minute, the first was palmed away by Adam Jenkins to his left and the second was met by an even better save from Jenkins, conceding a corner at full stretch.

Gradually, the home side took control though and took the lead just short of the half hour. Chris Deakin cut in from the wing and picked his spot giving Mariusz Kisiel no chance in the Chasetown goal.

Kisiel made a good low save to deny David Waple, while Chasetown’s best chance in the remainder of the half was also conjured up by Westwood whose long range effort was parried out by Jenkins who reacted superbly to make a second save to keep out Nick Wellecomme’s half volley from the rebound.

At the beginning of the second half, former Scholar Lee Smith fed Tom Green with a through ball from midfield and Kisiel did well to dive out at Green’s feet and then save the follow up effort from Waple.

Richard Bryan heads the ball away. Pic: Dave Birt

Richard Bryan heads the ball away. Pic: Dave Birt

Heath Hayes doubled their lead in the 54th minute however with a second goal from Deakin which looped over the outstretched hand of Kisiel following an initial corner kick.

Chasetown made a host of substitutions to try and alter the balance of the cup tie, with Danny Smith looking the most likely to reduce the deficit with a couple of shots narrowly off target.

Jenkins made a good low save to his right from Tyrone Clarke-O’Connell, while Scott Rickards had a fierce drive blocked by defender Tom Baggott.

Hayes’ substitute Haydn Marklew hit the crossbar late on as the home side deservedly progressed into the Quarter Final.

Heath Hayes: Jenkins, Grice, Wallis, Davis, Baggott, A Robinson, Hancox, L Smith, Green (Marklew, 88 mins), Waple, Deakin. Subs not used: Maddox, L Degville, Dunlevy, Colson.
Chasetown: Kisiel, Bryan, Jackson, Farmer, Bate, Teesdale, Westwood (C Degville, 79 mins), Ashton (Rickards, 61 mins), Wellecomme, Tulloch (D Smith, 55 mins), Clarke-O’Connell. Subs not used: Branch, Saunders.

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