BILSTON TOWN FLOODLIT CUP
Tuesday 16th September 2014
Stafford Rangers 12 - 3 Chasetown Scholars
Stafford Rangers breezed into the 2nd round of the Bilston Floodlit Cup with a 12-3 demolition over Lichfield League side Chasetown Scholars, Rangers effectively sealed there passage after only 7 minutes following 3 quick goals from JAMES BLACK (2nd minute) and a double from CHRISTAIN BLANCHETTE (4th, 7th) who then went on to complete a 9 minute hatrick in the 13th minute from the penalty spot. The 5th goal came a minute later from KIERAN NORMAN when he ran clear to score in the far corner. CHARLIE LEE made it 6-0 in the 19th minute again from the spot following a foul on Danny Stevens, this was Charlie's first goal for the club.
Half Time Stafford Rangers 6-0 Chasetown Scholars
Rangers continued to be enjoying the wide open spaces on the pitch and soon it was 7 when BLANCHETTE tap home from close range for his 4th of the night, Chasetown where now finding Stevens impossible to stop and again he got brought down in the penalty box, this time up stepped goalkeeper GEORGE HILL to make it 8-0. TOM BARNSLEY got in on the act to make in 9 in the 51st minute. Manager Tim Turner then made changes with Saturdays long away fixture in mind and this allowed Chasetown a little let up and they soon scored 2 quick goals to make it 9-2. Leading goal scorer TOM O'HARA was introduced and he soon added to his tally in the 57th minutes to make it 10 and again back came Chasetown to make it 10-3.
Stafford scored straight from the kick off when STEVENS jinked his was through for a deserved goal and O'HARA completed the scoring in the final minute.
Overall a good work out for Stafford and full credit to Chasetown who were massive underdogs before the tie but never gave up when it was backs to the wall.
Man of the Match - HARRY HORNBY