Chatteris Town win 9-0 but boss admits: “I’d have loved us to have scored more.”
CHATTERIS Town manager Jimmy Unwin toasted the biggest win of his managerial reign by admitting he wished his side would have scored more goals.
The Lilies’ thumped Swavesey Institute 9-0 in Saturday’s Cliff Bullen Challenge Cup but Unwin thought his rampant side should have comfortably reached double figures as they outclassed the visitors throughout.
He said: “I know it sounds a bit odd but Swavesey got off very lightly.
“It was a total mis-match and it could have been 10-0 at half time. Our ‘keeper Ben Collett had nothing to do, defensively we were rock solid but in the first half we missed quite a few chances.
“I know it sounds greedy but I’d have loved us to have scored more. It’s always good to beat teams convincingly.
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Aaron Bailey’s hat-trick, a brace from Jack Saunders and substitute James Harness and goals from Steven Reid and Richard Allen completed the thrashing for the Kershaw Premier Divsion outfit.
Chatteris travel to Whittlesey United, who play at the same level as the Lilies but in the Peterborough league, in the next round and Unwin is already relishing the encounter.
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“I’m not too disappointed to have drawn Whittlesey,” said the Lilies’ boss.
“It will be a very tough game but the boys will be up for the challenge and I am excited.
“The lads are fairly level-headed so they won’t let this win affect them and although promotion is our aim some cup silverware would be excellent.
Unwin praised the club’s progress during his two years as first-team manager and admitted he’s excited about the club’s future.
He said: “Jack Saunders is only 17 and last year he was playing for our A side so our reserves and youth set-up is working really well.
“James Harness has been scoring goals for fun in the reserves and he knows where the net is so now he’s pushing for a place in the first team too.
“Two years ago we were playing at Swavesey’s level (two below Chatteris) so it shows just how far we’ve come.”