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REPORT | Chorley 2-0 York City

Josh Wilson bagged both goals as the Magpies produced a terrific display to secure their first home victory of the season, as York City wilted under the pressure at The Chorley Group Victory Park writes Alex Birch.

Chorley made two changes from the 0-0 draw with Bradford Park Avenue, welcoming back Stephen Jordan from injury while slotting impressive new signing Nick Haughton in behind the front two. The Minstermen brought in Michael Rankine and Connor Smith for Kaine Felix and Aidan Connolly.

A first half full of chances saw Fleetwood loanee Haughton register the game's first effort on 10 seconds. It wouldn't be Haughton's last contribution, as the sprightly number seven buzzed around the midfield with real conviction. Marcus Carver and Adam Blakeman also got in on the action early for the home side as Chorley pushed high up the field, unperturbed by the visitors' battering ram front line of Jon Parkin and Michael Rankine.

Aside from the occasional lapse in concentration, the Magpies looked comfortable throughout the half and took the lead on 20 minutes when the industrious work rate of Carver forced Hamza Bencherif into an awful misjudgement. The defender's under hit back pass was prodded past York keeper Jon Worsnop by Carver for Josh Wilson to tap home for his first in Chorley colours.

York's formation immediately changed to 4-4-2 as they tried to get a foothold in the match, but following a lull in the goal mouth action Matt Jansen's side doubled their advantage on 37 minutes. Adam Blakeman's searching diagonal found Wilson unmarked 10 yards out, and the forward fired a half volley back across Worsnop for his second of the season.

The second half failed to live up to the excitement of the first as York toiled against the superior organisation of their hosts. Aside from a smart save from Matt Urwin to deny Parkin, Chorley were always in control and ran out comfortable winners.

Chorley (5-2-1-2) Urwin; Challoner, Teague (c), Leather, Jordan, Blakeman; O'Keefe; Cottrell, Haughton (Whitham, 65); Carver (Hughes, 78), Wilson (Walker, 61). Subs not used: Jarvis, Kearney.

York City (4-1-2-3) Worsnop; Law, Parslow, Bencherif, Whittle (Sukar, 45); Smith; Newton (c), Heslop (Muggleton, 67); Morgan-Smith, Parkin, Rankine (Felix, 55). Subs not used: Wharton, Haswell.

HT 2-0 /FT

Goals: Josh Wilson 2 (20 & 37)

Bookings: Challoner (foul, 52)

MOTM: Josh Wilson

Attendance: 1,294

Referee: Barry Lamb

Assistants: Scott Taylor, Ian Walsh

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