Match RecapCFCW downed by Brighouse

14th April 2019

Words: Steve Topping; Pictures: Keith Bowes

Chorley started by far the brighter of the two teams. Unfortunately, despite a series of good openings, The Magpies failed to capitalise. Twice in quick succession the home side found space inside the box only for the resultant first time shots to fly high and wide. Late in the first half Lisa Topping hooked the ball into the net from a free kick but it was ruled out for offside. Beth Donoghue then charged the ‘keeper down only for the ball to go agonisingly wide.

The game was then decided over a couple of minutes either side of half time. A Chorley corner was cleared allowing the visitors to break, a two-on-one situation developed, and this was ruthlessly exploited by Charlotte Proud to put

Brighouse a goal to the good. Six minutes into the second half it was 2-0 when Rachel Darbyshire error allowed Lavinia Nkomo to score. It was harsh on Chorley’s number one, who made a series of excellent saves to deny Brighouse further goals. A lack of experience showed in Chorley’s side as they battled to get back into the game, but the away side held firm to claim the three points.

Player of the match: Katy Morris


Chorley: Darbyshire; Topping, Worth, Sutcliffe, Valentine (Pilling, 57′),  Mills, Walker (c) (McKay, 67′), Vella, Morris, Fenton, Donoghue (Norcross, 84′).

HT 0-1 / FT 0-2

Goals: Proud (44′), Nkomo (51′)

Attendance: 92

Next up: The Magpies have a week off before the head for their penultimate game of the season at bottom-of-the-table Crewe on Sunday, April 28.




Chorley FC is a non-league football club based in Lancashire, currently playing in the fifth tier of the English football pyramid.

Founded in 1875 as a rugby club before converting to football in 1883, The Magpies have played at their Victory Park home since 1920, reached the FA Cup Second Round twice and won a record 18 Lancashire FA Challenge Trophies.



@chorleyfc@chorleyfc - 6 hours

Thanks Gareth, we definitely picked the wrong yellow this evening 🤦‍♂️ Back to black and white on Saturday 👍

@chorleyfc@chorleyfc - 7 hours

And @jamievermiglio's thoughts on this evening's game..


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