Words: Chris Park & Oran Willis; Pictures: Josh Vosper
Goals either side of the break ensured Chorley maintained a 100 percent pre-season record with a 2-0 victory at NPL Premier new boys Atherton Collieries.
Josh O’Keefe, making his first appearance of July, slid the visitors into a late first half lead after Elliot Newby had seen his earlier penalty saved.
The second half was only seven minutes old when Newby played a terrific one-two to free Trialist (7), who in turn made no mistake in pushing the game further into The Magpies’ grasp.
Magpies: Eccles; Trialist, Trialist (Blakeman, 46′), Teague (c), Leather, Trialist, Trialist (Cottrell, 46′), O’Keefe, Hooper, Trialist, E.Newby.
Goals: O’Keefe (44′), Trialist (7) (52′)
Attendance: 340* (rough estimate)
Referee: Darren Handley
Coming up: The final leg of our pre-season tour when Longridge Town play host on Saturday. The game kicks off at 3pm and admission is £6 adults, £4 concessions & FREE under-16s.