Chasetown struggle against Gainsborough in thrashing
Chasetown were made to look every inch the division below Gainsborough Trinity as their FA Cup campaign was ended in ruthless fashion in the first qualifying round.
The Scholars had valiantly fought back to earn this replay on Saturday, but perhaps wish they hadn’t as Trinity put them to the sword in an 8-2 drubbing.
Gainsborough were three goals to the good inside 20 minutes last night – Ross Hannah, Ashley Worsfold and Shane Clarke all on target for the hosts.
Though there was a let-up for almost half an hour, the floodgates opened from the 49th minute with Worsfold, Simon Russell, Alex Byrne, Liam King and an own goal making it 8-0.
Chasetown did give their suffering supporters something to cheer about in the closing stages as they managed a pair of consolation goals through George Cater and Jake Lovatt.
Attention must now turn to rectifying their winless start to the league season.