After a tough draw at home in the league last week, Chesterton found themselves in action again, away in the GFA County Cup to Cotswold Rangers Reserves.

The visitors returned to their familiar 3-5-2 formation and the early signs were promising as they dominated possession with the home side offering little-to-no threat up against the Chezzie defence.

In fact, it only took Chesterton seven minutes to open the scoring through in-form striker and current club top scorer, George Peare.

The visitors would then go on to double the lead 10 minutes later as Matt Lammond played a superb through ball to Dave Seales, who calmly slotted the ball past the ‘keeper.

There looked to be no reprieve for the hosts as in the 24th minute Chesterton dispatched a third goal through Peare, for his second of the day, after he latched on to an Aaron Perry cross.

Perry found himself in acres of space, once again, in the 31st minute and delivered a low cross to the feet of Seales. After his initial shot was saved, the ball fell kindly to Lammond who coolly slotted away to make it 4-0.

Perry continued to find freedom down the right wing in this first half, with opportunity after opportunity to tee up his team mates. Had it not been for a combination of missed chances and great goalkeeping, Chesterton could of been well on their way to double figures in the first half alone.

However, this wasn’t to be the case and the home side were able to keep it at 4-0 going into the half time break.

Rangers efforts were short lived, though, as it only took five minutes of second half action for Chesterton to make it 5-0, Peare completing his hat-trick after Seales found him with a well placed pass.

In the 56th minute managers Jordan Stallard and Tim Bond looked to make a triple substitution, introducing the fresh legs of Mitch Stone, Josh Russell and Jonny Barham and giving well-deserved rests to Tom Cox, hat-trick hero George Peare and Kieran Jones after their tireless efforts.

Chesterton continued the onslaught of high tempo, high pressure football and were able to break down the Cotswold defence again in the 63rd minute as substitute Josh Russell headed from an Aaron Perry corner, extending the Chezzie lead to six and leaving the home side looking deflated and out of ideas.

Although the hosts found themselves lacking much in the way of possession and chances in front of goal, Chesterton had a close call when a long range effort had to be watch closely by keep Ryan Heaven who, up until this point, had found himself mostly to be a spectator.

Despite the game being all but done, Chesterton did not hold back as they continued to run at Rangers with the intention of scoring more goals.

On the 75th minute, they managed exactly that, when Dave Seales tucked the ball away. This gave Perry his fourth assist of the afternoon and extended the scoreline to 7-0, at which the game would finish.

Special mention has to go to the back three of James King, Dan Jones and Danny Bishop.

The latter found himself in unfamiliar territory having been asked to play at centre-back. Nonetheless his solid performance saw him named Man of the Match.

Man of the Match: Danny Bishop


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