CHALVEY Sports manager Steve Quelch believes the Stabmonks fitness told in a 4-0 win against AFC Crowthorne in the Slough Town Challenge Cup on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

A goal from Adam Milligan gave Chalvey a lead over their opponents from the East Berkshire Premier Division heading into the break in the quarter-finals tie at Arbour Park.

The home side secured their place in the last four with goals in the second-half from Milligan, Sean Robinson and Joe Creighton.

Quelch told the Observer: “It was a good win and comfortable in the end although Crowthorne made it very difficult in the first-half and you couldn’t tell the difference between the two teams.

“I’m very happy with the win and the progress in the cup. It ended up being quite comfortable because our fitness and quality told in the end.

“Fitness was a big thing for us because their legs went after an hour and we kept the ball to cause them more problems.

“Big credit to Crowthorne however because they played well and there was nothing in it in the first-half.”

The win means Chalvey have a home tie in the semi-finals against old rivals Langley in a repeat of last seasons final, and Quelch has acknowledged there is all to play for.

He said: “We are two of the most successful sides in Slough and there’s a lot of history between us. They’ve beaten us in a previous final and semi-final.

“Langley are doing well in Division Two so it will be a big game. It probably should be the final but it is what it is.

“I’m still building up my squad but we’ve got to have a Plan B as well. We know a lot about Langley so will put out a side that we think is right, but the game isn’t won in the first 10-15 minutes.

“We will not underestimate the Slough Town Cup because it’s personal to me, the club and the area.”

Chalvey do not return to action in Hellenic Division One East until bottom side Chinnor visit Arbour Park on Saturday 9th February (3pm), but Quelch wants the Stabmonks to build some momentum in the league.

He said: “We’re hit and miss fixtures-wise at the moment. We build up a little bit of momentum and then it stops.

“The game is something that we’ve got to go out and win because the middle third of the table is quite compact at the moment.

“We will look to go out and win the game to build some momentum.

“We’ve struggled to beat Chinnor before and they can be hard to break down at times, but we should go out looking to get the three points to push us up the table.”