The Magpies made it two wins from two with a gritty display of defensive solidity and attacking intent against a physically imposing Guiseley, who fell to their second straight defeat.
The home side brought Kayode Odejayi into their already-large forward line in place of Paul Clayton. Chorley’s squad was completely unchanged from Saturday’s victory over York City.
14′ CHANCE (Guiseley): Cam Belford did well to hold on to Andrew Halls’ header from a corner. The home side love a set piece.
16′ CHANCE (Chorley): Elliot Newby beat his man down the right, but his pull-back was shanked over by Marcus Carver
30′ CHANCE (Chorley): Andy Teague maraudes down the right side and finds Alex Newby, but the forward’s effort sails wide
38′ GOAL (Chorley): Marcus Carver and Matt Challoner combined down the right flank, and the full back’s teasing low cross evaded everyone apart from Alex Newby who finished superbly past Joe Green from a tight angle
51′ YELLOW (Guiseley): Alex Purver for a late challenge on Alex Newby
53′ YELLOW (Chorley): Courtney Meppen-Walter goes in the book for a foul
62′ DISALLOWED (Guiseley): A let off for The Magpies as Halls heads home but he’s offside
67′ MELEE (Both teams): Scott Garner’s poor challenge on Carver results in a yellow card and plenty of pushing and shoving
72′ GOAL (Chorley): Adam Blakeman grabs his second of the season, this time with his right foot. Challoner hits the bar from a tight angle, before the ball finds Blakeman on the edge of the area. He beats his man and guides a lovely curling shot past Green from 20 yards
87′ YELLOW (Both teams): Blakeman’s in the book for a disrupting foul, while Reece Thompson gets heat from the ref for kicking the ball away
That’s what he said
“To come here against a strong, resilient side and win is absoluutely brilliant. We showed what we are made of tonight. Not many sides will come here and win. I’m thrilled” – Jamie Vermiglio
Guiseley (4-3-3): Green; Moyo, Garner (c), Halls, Heaton; James, Purver (Felix, 78′), Hatfield (Clayton, 78′); Liburd (Morrison, 78′), Odejayi, Thompson. Subs not used: Dyche, Thornton.
Chorley (5-3-2): Belford; Challoner, Teague (c), Leather, Meppen-Walter, Blakeman (Short, 89′); O’Keefe; A.Newby (Whitham, 82′), E.Newby; Carver (Almond, 80′), Wilson. Subs not used: Anson, Fletcher.
HT 0-1 /FT 0-2
Total shots: Guiseley 4 Chorley 9
Corners: Guiseley 9 Chorley 1
Fouls committed: Guiseley 12 Chorley 11
Weather: 17c (Slight breeze)
Referee: Lewis Smith
Assistants: Jospeh Goodwin & Gareth Thomas
We hit the road again on Saturday with Nuneaton Borough lying in wait at Liberty Way. Admission to the game costs £12 adults, £10 over-60s/students, £3 under-16s & FREE accompanied under-11s. Seats on the supporter’s coach (subject to availability) £12.50 adults & £10.50 accompanied under-16s.
*Reporting by Alex Birch