HomeSTATSMatch ReportsSeason 2014/15Accrington Stanley 0-1 Chorley 01/08/2014

Accrington Stanley 0-1 Chorley 01/08/2014

Friday August 1st, 7.30pm
Pre-Season Friendly

Chorley completed their pre-season preparation with a run out against a full strength Accington Stanley side at the Store First Stadium.

The League Two side got the result but the Magpies can take a lot of positives out of the performance.

The first chance of the game fell the youngster Jack Lynch, who has impressed in pre-season, but his effort was saved at the near post by the Stanley stopper on 6 minutes.

At the other end Sam Ashton was in action three times is quick succession.  He was alert to deny Josh Windass with a solid block, then a smart save to tip a close range flick-on over the bar was followed by another full stretch save to push a Kal Naismith free-kick over.

It wasn’t all one way traffic and on the break Darren Stephenson beat his full back and crossed to Lynch, but the midfielder attempted to over-play the ball in the area when a first time effort would have been the better option; as it was the danger was cleared by the impressive Tom Aldred.

Josh Hine was then in  the thick of the action, turning his marker inside the box, but his effort was blocked and Paul Jarvis blazed over from the rebound

Just on the half hour mark Stanley broke the deadlock when James Gray converted a left wing cross from close range.

Five minutes later Windass should have added a second.  Through on goal with a team mate at his side and only Ashton between them and goal he went for glory and attempted a 25 yard lob rather than play is team mate in and had to watch as the ball drifted harmlessly wide.

As the interval approached Chorley had two chances, first a free-kick was turned narrowly side by Hine then Adam Roscoe his a rasping 25 yarder that stung the palms of Luke Simpson.

After the restart a Lynch again had the first effort, but his tame shot was asily saved by Simpson.

Stanley extended their lead on 56 minutes with a fortuitous goal as Windass slid the ball into the net off a deflected cross that caught the defence out.

Windass could have added a third soon after as a mix-up at the back presented the striker, son of ex-Hull striker Dean, with a clear shot at goal but his chipped effort went inches over.

Both sides made a series of changes in the second period with most of the named subs getting a runout as both managers took the opportunity to look at their full squads in both sides final warm-up game.

Click here to read the Accington view of events.

Starting XI: Sam Ashton, Mark Ross, Adam Dodd, Andy Teague, Tom Smyth, Jake Cottrell, Josh Hine, Adam Roscoe, Darren Stephenson, Jack Lynch, Paul Jarvis

Subs: Kyle Jacobs, Harry Winter, Chris Almond, Laquon Esdaile-Binney, Matt Jansen, Arron Grundy

Goals: James Gray (29), Josh Windass (56)

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