Chorley secured their place in the semi-final of the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy, but had to come from behind to see off a spirited Daisy Hill.
Ex-Witton Albion striker Ashley Stott, the current top scorer in the North West Counties Division One, opened the scoring on 28 minutes when he converted from the spot after a Will Beesley foul in the box, but the speedy full-back made up for it by equalising eight minutes later.
After the interval, Joran Southworth (49), Paul Jarvis (73), Waqas Azam (79) and Josh O’Keefe (90) all netted to secure out place in the Leyland based semi-final.
Matt Janson opted to give several fringe players a run out while giving youth a go with Jack Hartley, Jordan Southwoth Jordan Darr and Lewis Coyne all featuring. Also playing was club captain Andy Teague, making a timely return to action following injury with Stephen Jordan set to start a three-match ban.
Early chances fell to Southworth and Hartley before Daisy Hill advanced beyond the half-way line for the first time on ten minutes.
Sefton Gonzales and Southworth (twice), Marcus Carver and Azam all had unsuccessful attempts on goal, but it wasn’t all one-way traffic with the hosts occasionally hitting on the counter, but Adam Caunce was solid when called into action.
The opening goal came on the counter following Azam’s effort, Beesley tripping his opponent to enable Stott to slot beyond Caunce from 12 yards.
The goal lifted Daisy Hill and they had a chance to double their advantage soon after but the backline dealt with the pressure; the Magpies responded by setting up camp in the ‘Hill box.
The Magpies pressure was eventually rewarded when following a series of blocked shots Beesley hammed in from close range to square the tie.
Both sides had openings before the break, but neither could add to the tally.
After the restart, Chorley’s higher fitness levels began to tell. Teague tested the keeper with an early sighter but it was development squad player Southworth who added the second on 48 minutes, powering home a superb Azam cross into the bottom corner.
Teague, Beesley and Hartley all could have done better as Chorley pressed for a third.
The first Magpies change of the evening saw Jordan Darr replace Carver on 65 minutes and immediately the livewire attacker was in the thick of the action, cause problems in the flank before firing narrowly wide.
Gonzales wasted a perfect pass from Beesley to add a third, but Paul Jarvis wasn’t a profligate with a goal from outside the box on 73 minutes.
Darr, making an impressive cameo, pressed the home defence into making an error which Azam capitalised on to slam home the fourth goal on 79 minutes.
Hartley, Jarvis and Darr all had opening, but the final goal was converted by O’Keefe from close range after more impressive and unselfish play by the irrepressible Darr.
Starting XI: Adam Caunce, Waqas Azam, Will Beesley, Andy Teague, Kieran Charnock, Paul Jarvis, Josh O'Keefe, Jack Hartley, Marcus Carver, Jordan Southworth, Sefton Gonzales.
Subs: Matt Challoner, Adam Roscoe, Jordan Darr (Carver, 65), Adam Blakeman, Lewis Coyne (Southwoth, 78)
Goals: Ashley Stott (28 pen), WILL BEESLEY (36), JORDAN SOUTHWORTH (49), PAUL JARVIS (73)
WAQAS AZAM (79), JOSH O KEEFE (90)