The Magpies finished the month of August a perfect seven from seven, remaining top of the pile after a comprehensive 2-0 victory over Curzon Ashton. Louis Almond’s first for the club set Jamie Vermiglio’s side on their way just after half time, before Marcus Carver sealed the points in stoppage time with an unstoppable drive.
The Magpies made three changes from the side that started at Blyth, with Lewis Short (full debut), Courtney Meppen-Walter & Louis Almond replacing Adam Blakeman, Stephen Jordan & Josh Wilson.
For The Nash, Cameron McJannet and Mohamud Ali came in for Jack O’Leary & Paul Marshall.
Chorley (5-3-2): Urwin; Challoner, Teague (c), Leather, Meppen-Walter, Short (Whitham, 81′); O’Keefe; A.Newby (Cottrell, 69′), E.Newby; Carver, Almond (Wilson, 66′). Subs not used: Anson, Eccles.
Curzon Ashton (4-4-2): Mason; Morton, Hunt (c), Shaw, McJannet; Hughes, Rowney, Ali (Fawns, 77′) Guest; Brooke (Cummins, 72′) Samizadeh (Crankshaw, 77′). Subs not used: O’Leary, Deakin.
03′ CHANCE (Chorley): Lewis Short’s long throw pinged around the box before Cameron Mason could smoother for the visitors
07′ CHANCE (Curzon Ashton): Live wire forward Alex Samizadeh shanked an effort horrible wide
22′ CHANCE (Chorley): Josh O’Keefe received a short corner in acres of space, and his shot pinballed around in the six yard area before Mason took command
25′ CHANCE (Chorley): The Newby brothers combined, with Alex setting up Elliot on the edge of the box, but Mason was equal to his effort
31′ CHANCE (Chorley): Louis Almond seized on a mistake by Daniel Shaw, lined up his effort and fired just over the bar
47′ YELLOW (Curzon Ashton): Cameron McJannet halted Alex Newby’s run into the box
50′ GOAL (Chorley): Louis Almond controlled, shot and scored from the middle of the area following a wonderful cross from Elliot Newby
54′ CHANCE (Chorley): Almond was put one-on-one with Mason, with the visiting goalie winning the dual with a great save
58′ CHANCE (Curzon Ashton): Two in quick succession, both ending up in the crowd
73′ YELLOW (Chorley): Meppen-Walter went in the book for stopping a quick break by the visitors
86′ CHANCE (Chorley): Elliot Newby tested Mason again after terrific setup play from sub Josh Wilson and Carver
90’+2 GOAL (Chorley): Marcus Carver fired past Mason from a tight angle after being set up by Matt Challoner
Man of the Match
Match sponsors Pilkington Oils & Carrington Textiles selected Josh O’Keefe
That’s what he said
“To get seven wins from our first seven games is incredible. Everyone has worked so hard and even though we made a few changes today, it didn’t stop our momentum” – Jamie Vermiglio
HT 0-0 /FT 2-0
Shots: Chorley 12 Curzon Ashton 4
Corners: Chorley 8 Curzon Ashton 2
Fouls: Chorley 11 Curzon Ashton 12
Weather: 15c (Drizzle)
Referee: Adam Williamson
Assistants: Luis Griffiths & Kieran Johnson
Another lengthy Saturday away trip, this time to Brackley Town (3pm); £12 adults, £6 over-60s, £3 under-18s & FREE under-10s. Away coach travel (subject to availibility) costs £12.50 adults, £10.50 accompanied under-16s & departs Brindle Street at 10.30am
*Reporting by Alex Birch