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Chasetown FC see FA Trophy hopes ended by Leek Town

A goal in each half was enough to send Leek through to the next round of the FA Trophy and end Chasetown FC’s Wembley dreams for another season.

The home side deservedly earned the right to play either Brighouse or Workington in the next round with a 2-0 win over the Scholars.

The hosts started the brighter and fired a couple of shots wide of the Chasetown goal before eventually taking the lead just short of the half hour. Lewis Short broke into the penalty area and squared it to Tim Grice who tapped it home from six yards.

Chances were mainly for the hosts but it took until the second half for Leek to extend their lead when Robert Stevenson raced onto a forward pass and lifted the ball over the advancing Curtis Pond.

Leek keeper Danny Roberts was relatively untroubled – the closest Chasetown came to pulling a goal back was a George Cater near post effort that was hacked off the line by a defender.

A Jack Langston strike over the bar and a Will Whieldon free kick which Roberts held on to were the best the Scholars could muster in the second period.

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