Bolton Wanderers reclaimed the Harold Taylor Memorial Trophy after a 1-0 victory against Chorley writes Jack Wynne.
Bolton’s Kaiyne Woolery scored the only goal of the game, rounding Chorley’s Sam Ashton before guiding the ball into the net with 20 minutes played.
Harry Winter missed an early chance to put the Magpies ahead in the second minute as he fired the shot over from close-range.
Chorley striker James Dean then passed up another scoring opportunity jumping well to meet Sam Sheridan’s cross before heading the ball narrowly wide.
At the other end, Ashton was quick off his line to collect the ball as Bolton’s George Newell raced down the right, looking to find an opening for the visitors.
Winter failed to test Ross Fitzsimons once more, controlling the ball in the box before hitting a powerful shot high and wide.
Just before the 20 minute mark, Woolery latched onto the ball from Newell but couldn’t find an end product, missing the target from the right-hand side of the box.
However, the former Tamworth player redeemed himself shortly after again being fed by a Newell through-ball before rounding Ashton and giving the Trotters a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute.
Dean looked to find an equalizer heading the ball down into the path of Josh Hine, who was through on goal before being muscled out right at the last.
Reilly wasted a great opportunity to double Bolton’s lead, blasting the ball over after Ashton was scrambling back from being caught in no-man’s land near the right touchline.
Into the second half, and Ashton was quick off his line again this time intercepting the danger as Reilly looked to spread the ball wide.
Dale Whitham looked to find Aaron Burns with a searching cross into the opposition area but Fitzsimons was there to punch the ball out of the danger zone.
Second half substitute Jamie Thomas almost found the back of the net for Bolton, cutting in from the right before curling a left-footed effort narrowly over the bar.
67 minutes played and Fitzsimons denied Chorley from levelling the scores again, parrying Whitham’s arrowing shot from 20 yards out.
Into the last ten minutes and Burns spurned a great opportunity, blasting the ball over the bar from close-range in a one-on-one situation.
Chris Cuetko almost found a second for Bolton in the 89th minute only to be denied by a smart save from Ashton, after running onto Kaiyne Woolery’s pass.
Starting XI: Sam Ashton, Mark Ross, Adam Dodd, Andy Teague, Keiran Charnock, Sam Sheridan, Josh Hine, Harry Winter, James Dean, Danny Ventre, Jack Dorney
Subs: Matt Flynn, Chris Almond, Dale Whitham, Jacke Cottrell, Aaron Burns, Jack Lynch, Adam Rosco
Bolton Wanderers: Ross Fitzsimons, Nial Maher, Andy Kellet, Rob Holding, Alex Finney, Medo Kamara (Channing Campbell-Young 61), Harry Reilly (Chris Cuetko 61), Jordan Lussey, Kaiyne Woolery, Jon Ceberio, George Newell (Jamie Thomas 46)