Words: Alex Birch & Liam Kealey; Picture: Stefan Willoughby
CHORLEY’S pre-season continued with another home defeat, albeit to a strong Everton development side featuring Bosnia international Mo Bešic in midfield.
A goalless first half gave the home side encouragement, but an error by Trialist (1) in goal gifted the Merseyside outfit a one-goal lead midway through the second half.
This was followed by a Manasse Mampala header as time ran down, allowing David Unsworth’s young side to take the spoils.
Magpies: Trialist (Eccles, 77′); Challoner (Agbozo, 77′), Blakeman, Teague (c), Trialist (Anson, 64′), Trialist, A.Newby (Trialist, 74′), Trialist, Trialist (Hooper, 55′), Holroyd (Carver, 64′), Trialist (Brickell, 74′).
Everton: Hansen; Astley, John, Bešic, Feeney (c), Pennington, Evans, Markelo, Hornby, Simms, Gordon. Subs: Denny, Rose, Mampala, Ouzounidis, Anderson.
HT 0-0 / FT 0-2
Goals: Own goal (68′), Mampala (83′)
Coming up: Pre-season draws to a close on Saturday when Northern Premier League outfit FC United of Manchester visit Victory Park (3pm). Admission is pay-on-the-gate/online £7.50 adults, £5 12-16s & FREE season ticket holders/u-12s.
We then dive straight into the first of eight Vanarama National League outings in August when Bromley make the journey from
south London Kent the following Saturday. Tickets are available online priced £15 adults, £12 concessions, £7 18-21s, £5 12-17s & £1 accompanied under-12s.
*The Magpies pre-season is sponsored by MDC Autos