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Boston United 1-2 Chorley (12/09/2015)

Saturday September 12th, 3pm

Chorley came from behind to seal all three points against Boston United at the Jakemans Stadium writes Jack Wynne.

Chances were few and far between for both sides in the first half until Jay Rollins guided the ball into the net from close range just before half-time.

On the hour and Darren Stephenson’s cross found Josh Hine, who powered a strike past the helpless Henrich Ravas to bring the scores level.

Nine minutes later and the Magpies had Hine to thank for the turnaround when he met Andy Bond’s pass before directing the ball into the bottom corner.

Two minutes gone and Hine had an early chance to put the Magpies in front but he dragged his from outside the box and it was straight at Ravas.

Shortly after and Bond tried his luck, driving a shot from outside the area but it sailed over the bar.

Rollins passed up the first big opportunity for the home side, his header crashing off the outside the post from Dayle Southwell’s cross.

20 minutes gone and Southwell looked to draw a save from Sam Ashton but his arrowing shot from outside the box was too close to Ashton.

Five minutes later and Bond’s free kick was collected by Andy Teague, who laid the ball off to Jake Cottrell, but he blazed an effort over the bar from just outside the box. 

Approaching the half-hour mark and Teague was unable to work Ravas in the Boston goal, as he got on the end of Josh Hine’s long throw-in but his header was a tame one.

As Chorley maintained the pressure, Stephenson almost slipped in the onrushing Bond on the edge of the box but Rollins made a vital interception.

36 minutes gone and Southwell found himself with time and space, before powering an effort from distance which flew straight into the stand.

Another chance went begging for the Pilgrims two minutes later, as Southwell lacked the composure to direct Mark Jones’ cross goal wards, missing the ball completely.

A minute before the interval and Rollins rounded off some good play from Southwell and Jones, tapping home from six yards to put the hosts ahead.

On the hour, Hine levelled the scores, receiving the ball from Stephenson’s cross before rifling a low shot and beating Ravas at his near post.

Moments later and Hine surged towards the box looking to pick out Dale Whitham waiting at the near post but Ravas made a vital interception.

65 minutes gone and Carver had a chance to put the away side in front, his driven shot from inside the box flying straight into the side netting.

Less than ten minutes after Chorley’s first goal and the comeback was complete, Bond’s diagonal pass being steered into the bottom corner by Hine, despite Ravas getting a hand to it.

85 minutes gone and substitute Jamie McGhee’s shot from outside the box took a wicked deflection and looked to be creeping in but it just sailed wide at the final moment.

Into added time at the end of the second half and Stephenson nearly added a third, turning in the box before drilling a shot straight at Ravas.

Starting XI: Sam Ashton, Mark Ross, Adam Dodd, Andy Teague, Kieran Charnock, Jake Cottrell, Josh Hine, Dale Whitham, Marcus Carver, Andy Bond, Darren Stephenson

Subs: James Dean (Carver, 81), Paul Jarvis (Dodd, 83), Lewis Guy, Sam Sheridan, Adam Roscoe

Goals: Jay Rollins (44), JOSH HINE (60 & 69)

Att: 1062 Man of the Match: Jake Cottrell

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