by Chris Park
The Magpies winless run continued on Saturday afternoon with a third consecutive defeat to Spennymoor Town at Victory Park.
Elliot Newby gave Chorley the lead just before the hour, but two goals in five minutes turned the game in the visitors’ favour.
Chorley lined up with two changes from their midweek defeat to Stockport County. Kieran Glynn and Josh Wilson came in for Alex Newby and Marcus Carver.
The visitors also made two changes after their impressive win over York City on Tuesday night. Callum Williams and Rob Atkinson came into the defence whilst Kris Thackray was moved into midfield.
Chorley: Urwin; Challoner, Blakeman, Teague (c), Leather (Carver, 78′), Meppen-Walter, Glynn, O’Keefe, Wilson, Almond, E.Newby. Subs not used: Cottrell, Jordan, Whitham, Anson.
Spennymoor: Gould; Williams, Brogan, Chandler, Atkinson, Curtis (c), Johnson (Tuton, 63′), Thackray, Taylor, Ramshaw, Anderson (Boyes, 63′). Subs not used: Bayne, Elliot, Hayes.
6 | Josh Wilson had the first clear chance of the game but couldn’t quite connect with Louis Almond’s square ball inside the box.
12 | Spennymoor couldn’t clear their lines and Adam Blakeman saw his strike from the edge of the box saved by Matt Gould.
14 | YELLOW CARD – Josh O’Keefe received the first booking for a late challenge on Stephen Brogan.
30 | Big chance for the visitors as Anderson disposed Blakeman and laid off for Taylor who fired over from 12 yards.
35 | YELLOW CARD – Almond’s name was taken by the referee for a foul on Brogan.
38 | Curtis hoofed the ball high over the bar following two successive corners for Spennymoor.
42 | Wilson attempted a strike from outside the area but Gould was equal to it.
45 | Almond sent a curling strike wide of the mark.
47 | Wilson went agonisingly close to opening the scoring, getting in a good position at the corner but heading narrowly wide.
57 | Great shot from distance by Newby saw a save just as good from Gould.
59 | GOAL!!!! Elliot Newby got his goal thanks to another fine strike at an angle just 10 yards out (1-0)
65 | GOAL!!!! Rob Atkinson equalised for Spennymoor, heading in a well delivered corner (1-1)
70 | GOAL!!!! Penalty scored by Glen Taylor after Courtney Meppen-Walter was adjudged to have handled in the box (1-2)
82 | A huge decision by the referee not to award Chorley a penalty after a handball inside the area.
84 | Almond’s looping shot was tipped over the bar by Gould.
85 | YELLOW CARD – Jamie Chandler went in the book for time wasting.
90+1 | Wilson’s header from the corner was saved.
That’s what he said
We’ve come up against a good side at home and we’ve been outstanding today. I thought we were the far better side throughout. They scored their first from a set piece, which was disappointing, and the second from a penalty which was a harsh decision in my view – Jamie Vermiglio
HT 0-0 / FT 1-2
Goals: E.Newby (59′); Atkinson (65′), Taylor (pen, 70′)
Shots: Chorley 13 Spennymoor 7
Corners: Chorley 7 Spennymoor 7
Fouls: Chorley 12 Spennymoor 7
Referee: Stephen Copeland
Assistants: Nic Barnard & Peter Simm
Weather: Wet, 12°
Bamber Bridge visit Victory Park on Tuesday evening (7:45pm) for the LFA Partners Foundation Challenge Trophy second round tie.
Admission to the game is £6 adults, £3 over-6os/NHS/first responders/armed services/students/12-16s & FREE accompanied under-12s