On Saturday, Celtic are back in FA Cup action when we travel to Chasetown FC. Chasetown are in the Evo-Stik first division south, currently seventeenth, on nine points after ten games. They’ve won only twice in the league this season, and drawn three. There should be a match centre for this game.
Chasetown have a long history of giant killing in the FA Cup, and have reached the third round of the FA Cup in 2007, when they lost to Port Vale. This season, they have yet to set the world on fire, and they last won in the league in August, beating Romulus away 2-1. They have won twice since, both in the FA Cup, beating Grantham 3-0 at home, and Hinckley 5-2 (also at home).
Most recently, they played Evesham, at Evesham, in the FA Trophy. They had previously held Evesham to a draw in Chasetown, but lost 2-1 in the replay on Tuesday 6th of October. In that match, they lined up as:
1. John Bateman
2. Michael Williams
3. Danny Edwards
4. Jonathon Haynes
5. Francino Francis
6. James Dance
7. Stan Mugisha
8. Joe Halsall
9. Ryan Wynter
10. Nicky Turton
11. Jono Gould
Celtic will still be without Chris Simm, who is serving the last game of his seven game suspension, whilst Danny Wisdom and Alex Mudimu are recovering, but unlikely to feature. Celtic’s last game was the 4-1 defeat away at Abbey Hey in the Manchester Cup. That game saw Celtic field a slightly weakened side, but in our previous game, saw us demolish Alfreton 3-1 away, and in that game we lined up as:
1. Tony McMillan
2. Oliver Crowley
3. Aidan Chippendale
4. John Shaw
5. Jack Higgins
6. Aaron Chalmers
7. Bohan Dixon
8. Adam Farrell
9. Alex Johnson
10. Steve Tames
11. Dale Wright
With a place in the next round at stake, Chasetown’s proficiency in the FA Cup and their home status, means Celtic will have to be on the ball to get into the hat. If the game finishes as a draw, the replay will be on Tuesday night at Bower Fold.
Take the M60 to junction 4 and join the M56.
Stay on the M56 for 7 miles to junction 7 and join the A556.
After 5 miles, join the M6 southbound.
Stay on the M6 for 50 miles to junction 12 (A5).
Stay on the A5 (Watling Street) for 4 miles to a roundabout.
Continue following Watling Street (A5) across three roundabouts with the M6 Toll to stay on the A5.
After 4 1/2 miles, turn left onto the A5195.
After a mile, take the first exit from the roundabout onto Hanney Hay Road.
The ground is at the end of the road, on the left.
Or take the M6Toll to junction T4 onto the A5194.
Take the first exit on 3 roundabouts onto Highfields Road, and follow it to the end (Toll saves 15 minutes).