Saturday October 24th, 3pm
How Chorley came away from Valerie Park without even a goal to their credit, let alone a point or a win is the question every body was asked at 4:45pm - including some of the home supporters.
In a one sided first half performance it looked like it would only be a matter of time before the flood gates opened.
First of all Terry Fearns was through on goal and about to pounce when the ball was nicked away from behind on ten minutes, A minute later Danny Nolan for a good save from the home keeper with a fierce drive.
On twenty minutes a key-stone cops moment at the back almost let Cables in, but the ball was eventually cleared.
On the half hour mark Fearns was felled on the edge of the box but the free kick came to nothing, the shortly after Fearns dwelled on the ball for too long on the edge of the six-yard box and the opportunity was snuffed out.
At the other end our new Achilles heal was exposed again, as for the third Saturday in succession we failed to clear a long through and who else but Prescot débutante and ex-Magpie Phil Conney was on hand at he far post to nod home.
In the remainder of the half Nolan volleyed inches wide into the side netting; Fearns had another effort saved; Nolan snatched a chance wide; Tom Walker put a perfect cross into the box but no-one could convert it; Jamie Vermiglio headed a free-kick just over and Wayne Maden headed narrowly wide from a from a Walker corner - surely a it would go in in the second half!
The second half indeed started in much the same vain, but as Chorley became more desperate for an equaliser Prescot started to make more headroom in attack and test the Chorley goal.
Chris Smalley got to the bye line and crossed, only to see the keeper cut it out. Walker curled in a free-kick, but it was cleared for a corner that came to nothing.
Prescot then had two chances with two shots going wide before Vermiglio tested the keeper from distance.
Sub Josh Kenworthy crossed quickly from a short corner and Nolan was unlucky not to flick it home, then Kenworthy had two half chances but couldn't get the power to test the keeper.
The more we tried, the few clear cut chances we created and Prescot's defending improved as the game wore on.
XI: Zac Hibbert, Chris Smalley, Tom Walker, James Mullineux, Wayne Maden, Adam Kozlowski, Josh Rothwell,, Jamie Vermiglio, Terry Fearns, Danny Nolan, Chris Amadi
Subs: Josh Kenworthy (Kozlowski), Chris Mason, Matty Barrett, Reece Kelly, Christian Sawicki
Goal: Phil Cooney (36)
Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2012 22:05