Match RecapAshton United 0 Chorley 5

8th September 2018

The Magpies produced a stunning display of attacking football to all-but finish off their hosts before the break. Josh O’Keefe, Adam Blakeman & Marcus Carver notched before half time, with Louis Almond & Elliot Newby completing the scoring in the second half.

Team News

The Robins handed debuts to Luke Ashworth & Jak Hickman and made three further swaps with Josh Ollerenshaw, Nicky Platt & Curtis Jones also starting.

The Magpies made three changes from the side that drew 2-2 at Brackley last Saturday, as Adam Blakeman & Courtney Meppen-Walter returned to the squad and Louis Almond started


Ashton United: Ollerenshaw; Hickman, Regan, Jones (McHale, 46′), Chalmers, Ashworth, Platt, Lees (c), Hobson, McAtee (Jackson, 46′), Tomsett (Evangelinos, 63′). Subs not used: Hill, Sephton

Chorley: Urwin; Challoner, Blakeman, Teague (c) (Anson, 67′), Leather, Meppen-Walter, Wilson, O’Keefe (Cottrell, 71′), Carver, Almond (Whitham, 62′), E.Newby. Subs not used: Short, Eccles.


11′ GOAL (Chorley): Adam Blakeman swung a corner in from the right and Josh O’Keefeheaded home via a Mark Lees deflection (1-0)

14′ CHANCE (Chorley): Andy Teague put Marcus Carver clean through, but the forward could only put his shot across Josh Ollerenshaw and wide

15′ CHANCE (Chorley): Louis Almond superbly rolled his man and let fly from 20 yards, only for Ollerenshaw to tip his effort over the bar at full stretch

17′ CHANCE (Chorley): Blakeman’s corner from the left found the head of Meppen-Walter, but Ollerenshaw was equal to the defender’s effort

31′ GOAL (Chorley): An Adam Blakeman special. Louis Almond did brilliantly to hold the ball up and fed the left back, who took a touch and hammered home from outside the box (2-0)

36′ YELLOW (Chorley): Josh O’Keefe was booked for a foul in the middle of the pitch

40′ GOAL (Chorley): Marcus Carver looped a header over Ollerenshaw from a perfect O’Keefe cross (3-0)

45′ CHANCE (Chorley): Almond’s shot across goal was inches away from Josh WIlson’s boot


46′ GOAL (Chorley): Louis Almond rolled home from close range, beating Ollerenshaw at his near post (4-0)

78′ CHANCE (Chorley): Ollerenshaw tried to chip the ball over Carver, only to hit the Chorley number nine. Fortunately for the ‘keeper he recovered in time

85′ GOAL (Chorley): Elliot Newby fired home his first for the Club after Marcus Carver was given the freedom of Hurst Cross to set him up (5-0)

90’+1 CHANCE (Ashton): Hobson was put clean through but Matt Urwin smoothered the effort

That’s what he said

“I’m made up with the performance because it was a potential banana skin today, but we’ve done extremely well. I’m delighted for Elliot Newby getting his first goal.” – Jamie Vermiglio


HT 0-3 / FT 0-5

Shots:     Ashton United 10 Chorley 10

Corners: Ashton United 7 Chorley 10

Fouls:     Ashton United 7 Chorley 14

Attendance: 425

Weather: 15c (heavy rain)

Referee: Michael Barlow

Assistants: Peter Simm & Akeel Ahmed

Next up

The Magpies’ return to Victory Park next Saturday for the visit of Alfreton Town. Admission is £12 adults, £9 concessions, £7 students, £5 12-to-16s & FREE accompanied children 11-and-under!

*Reporting by Alex Birch, Chris Park & Oran Willis


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We are a non-league football club based in Lancashire, currently playing in the sixth tier of the English football pyramid.

Founded in 1875 as a rugby club before converting to football in 1883, the Magpies have called Victory Park home since 1920, reached the FA Cup Second Round twice and won a record 18 Lancashire FA Challenge Trophies.



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