HomeSTATSMatch ReportsSeason 2016/17Chorley 1-0 Nuneaton Town 05/11/2016

Chorley 1-0 Nuneaton Town 05/11/2016

Saturday November 5th

After three winless games the Magpies recorded a deserved three points against Nuneaton Town.

Marcus Carver scored the decisive goal just a minute before the interval, heading the ball beyond the defence before calmly slotting past Christian Dibble in the visitor’s goal.

Central defender Dan Cowan, signed on loan from Macclesfield Town in the week as cover for Andy Teague and Kieran Charnock made his debut and goalkeeper Shaun Rowley made his home debut.

Chorley started the stronger and in the opening ten minutes Dale Whitham was unlucky not to get his name on the scoresheet with a driven effort being tipped over by Dibble then from the following corner his powered header was cleared off the line.

Will Beesley and Matt Challoner were both constant threats on the overlap, with the latter crossing to Carver but the strikers flick header was just too deft and drifted wide then the formers sprint through the visitor’s defence was only stopped by an untimely bobble which switched the play and put the visitors on the attack, but the shot went wised with Rowley untroubled.

Dibble then denied Whitham who was following up from a half cleared corner.

A foul on Jason Walker 25 yards out gave Adam Blakeman an opportunity from a dead-ball, but Dibble was again on hand to keep the scoreline level.

But partity didn’t continue to the break as Carver carved open the defence.  His header creating space to run at Dibble, and as the keeper attempted to close the angle his arrowed his effort into the bottom right beyond the keepers outstretched left hand.

After the break with a goal in the bag the game tightened up as Chorley defended well with the visitors unable to unlock the Magpies back-line.

Jake Cottrell, who as ever ran tirelessly throughout, crossed to Carver but there was just too much pace on the ball and it ran harmlessly wide.

Blakeman’s ability from free-kicks was show with a perfect ball to the back post that picked out Walker, whose cushioned header landed perfectly for Cottrell but the midfielders flow high over the bar.

Chorley XI: Shaun Rowley, Matt Challoner, Will Beesley, Dan Cowan, Scott Leather, Stephen Jordan, Adam Blakeman, Dale Whitham, Marcus Carver, Jason Walker, Jake Cottrell

Subs: Paul Jarvis, Josh O’Keefe, Adam Roscoe, Waqas Azam, Adam Caunce (all unused)

Att: 969

Goal: MARCUS CARVER (44) Man of the Match: Marcus Carver, a match winning goal giving him the edge over Dale Whitham – two outstanding performers.

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