The FA Cup

You really wouldn’t know over the two games of this FA Cup tie that two leagues in the pyramid separated Chasetown from Leamington.

Over both fixtures, The Scholars gave as good as they got and looked the better side in large periods of both matches.

Chasetown took the replay to their hosts and with a little bit more luck would have been through to play Darlington in the next round.

George Cater hit the post in the first half before the Scholars scored when Will Whieldon unleashed a ferocious effort that Jake Weaver could only watch fly past him.

Leamington were reduced to ten men when Joe Clarke received a straight red for a foul on Ryan Wynter.

But then the hosts were reduced to ten themselves as Lewis Riley-Stewart received his marching orders for a second yellow.

The Brakes hit Chasetown where it hurt with their only serious attempt on goal with the last kick of injury time at the end of the game, with Josh March netting. There was only time for the kick off before the referee signalled for full time.

Levi Reid had a free kick deflected onto the Leamington crossbar in the first half of extra time.

But, cruelly, Leamington scored the winner just two minutes from time, with Jack Lane netting in front of a crowd of 339.

Chasetown battered the Leamington goal in the dying minutes of extra time but there was no way through.