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Chorley 2-0 Worcester City (13/02/2016)

Saturday February 13th, 3pm

The Magpies claimed a double over Worcester City with a 2-0 win at Victory Park writes Elliott Walsh.

The game saw Jack Dorney make his return to Victory Park after a spell at Trafford on duel registration.

Jake Cottrell had the first chance of the game. Some neat football from Stephenson on the right lead to a cross which was initially miscued by Whitham before being struck just over by Cottrell. 

Bakamoko could have given the visitors the lead as he was played in by Nti, the striker's left foot shot evaded the far post. A let off for Chorley. 

Dan Nti scored two goals in the reverse fixture earlier in the season. He turned 20 yards out and unleashed a good effort and Sam Ashton's goal. The keeper forced to tip the ball over. 

The pitch was cutting up in the rain, and after already having a covering of sand keeping the ball on the deck was difficult for both sides. Connerton got himself on the end of a chipped pass from Cottrell, he forced a fine save from Vaughan at the near post to keep the score at 0-0. 

A 25 yard effort from Adam Roscoe went just wide at the end of the first half. He was teed up by Beesley who had cut in from the left and beaten two men, but Roscoe couldn't quite find the target. 

Fifteen minutes into the second half Chorley took the lead with an element of controversy. Andy Bond's deep free kick appeared to be headed on by Teague and tapped in by Connerton. The linesman flagged for offside, and after a brief discussion the goal was given as the referee adjudged the original header came off a Worcester head. 

And just four minutes later it was two. Stephenson outmuscled Minihan on the left before crossing for Dorney. He missed the ball after a difficult bounce on the surface before Dale Whitham drilled home from 18 yards. 

Lee Hughes came on and caused trouble, he curled a shot into Ashton's hands but would later cause even more danger. 

Stephenson was at it again, down the right this time. He crossed for Dorney who volleyed back across goal. The ball fell to Cottrell who fired all over the bar. 

It was an audacious lob from Hughes that was to cause danger. He hit the bar from 20 yards. Nti looked certain to apply the finishing touch on the rebound from 4 yards, but he lost his footing in the mud and played the ball straight at Ashton. 

Hughes did win a penalty which he dusted himself off to take. He was felled in the area by Beesley a minute from time. It could have been a nervy last few minutes for Chorley but Ashton produced a fine save to his right to deny the former West Brom man.

Starting XI: Sam Ashton, Mark Ross, Will Beesley, Andy Teague, Adam Roscoe, Jake Cottrell, Jack Lynch, Dale Whitham, Jordan Connerton, Andy Bond, Darren Stephenson

Subs: Kieran Charnock, James Dean (Stephenson), Jack Dorney (Lynch), Vinny Bailey, Tom Field


Att: 887 Man of the Match: Dale Whitham

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