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Chasetown FC in FA Cup triumph against Hinckley

Chasetown FC gave their supporters hope of another money-spinning FA Cup run with a 5-2 win over Hinckley.

Ryan Wynter makes it 4-1 to Chasetown. Pic: Dave Birt

Ryan Wynter makes it 4-1 to Chasetown. Pic: Dave Birt

The home side made the perfect start when Jono Gould teed up birthday boy Paul Sullivan and the 23-year-old gave the Scholars the lead with a shot that deflected past a wrong-footed Sam Arnold.

The visitors levelled just over a minute into the second half. Skipper Luke Richards floated in a corner and Kris Ramsey-Dickson netted off the crossbar.

Chasetown immediately upped their game and substitute Michael Williams nipped beyond his defender and picked out an unmarked Stan Mugisha who netted his first goal for the club from three yards out.

Garfield Robinson on the ball. Pic: Dave Birt

Garfield Robinson on the ball. Pic: Dave Birt

The Scholars extended their lead just after the hour when James Dance was pushed from behind with just the keeper to beat. Dance took the penalty himself, cheekily sending Arnold the wrong way and rolling the ball inside the keeper’s left hand post.

A brilliant fourth goal put the home side well in the ascendancy. Mugisha forced a corner with a near post shot from which Francino Francis headed into the path of Dance who flicked the ball over his head for Ryan Wynter to head home his first Scholars goal.

The visitors reduced the deficit through Richards to put a few nerves among the large home crowd before John Bateman made a fingertip save to deny Javier Roberts.

The tie was clinched five minutes from time with another headed goal, this time Danny Edwards with a bullet effort from Garfield Robinson’s corner.

Chasetown: Bateman, Thompson, Haynes, Slater, Francis, Brown, Mugisha (Robinson, 87 mins), Dance, Wynter (Edwards, 71 mins), Sullivan (Williams, 32 mins), Gould. Subs not used: Waite, Birt.

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