Latest NewsMatch RecapMagpies put three past Stockport

7th September 2019

Words: Alex Birch; Pictures: Stefan Willoughby

CHORLEY secured their first victory of the season as they eased to a 3-0 success against rivals Stockport County.

The Magpies got off the perfect start, taking the lead on six minutes. A horrible mistake in the Stockport defence left Chris Holroyd with the easy task of beating Ben Hinchliffe from 10 yards.

Numerous long and contested balls later it was 2-0. Matt Challoner nipped in front of a hospital ball to Ben Jackson, played a one-two with Alex Newby, and laid it on a plate for Holroyd to grab his second of the game.

Marcus Carver went close to a third for the home side, but his header from an Andy Teague cross was just over the bar.

After not registering a single effort on goal in the first half, County brought on Nyal Bell at the start of the second half. He almost had an immediate impact when Adam Thomas slung a cross over from the left, but it was just too high for the forward.

Thomas was a continuing menace down the right side for County, but despite putting in a number of excellent crosses, the only effort on target his side could create was a weak header from Bell that Crellin held with ease.

Chorley were still a threat going forward, and from a Challoner cross Lewis Baines was inches from extending the lead, before late on Holroyd almost got his third only for Hinchliffe to just hang on after his defence sold him out.

The icing on the cake came deep in stoppage time when Carver’s flick-on was confident dispatched past Hinchliffe by Elliot Newby.


Man of the match: Chris Holroyd

Chorley: Crellin; Challoner, Teague (c) (Ross, 77′), Leather, Meppen-Walters, A.Newby (Dodds, 85′), O’Keefe, Carver, Cottrell, Baines, Holroyd (E.Newby, 87′). Subs not used: Blakeman, Eccles.

Stockport: Hinchliffe; Minihan (Curran, 74′), Cowan, Turnbull, Palmer, Keane, Thomas, Walker, Osborne (Dimaio, 85′), Jackson (Bell, 46′), Piggott. Subs not used: Ormson, Arthur.

HT 2-0 / FT 3-0

Goals: Holroyd (6′, 27′), E.Newby (90’+5)

Cautions: Carver (74′)

Dismissals: None

Referee: David Richardson

Assistants: Alex Clark & Kieran Johnson

Fourth official: Chris Porter

Attendance: 2,693


50/50 Draw winning numbers: 1st – 196330; 2nd – 196062; 3rd – 197475


Coming up: With our LFA Senior Cup tie with Preston North End on Tuesday being postponed our next outing is at Dover Athletic on Saturday (3pm). Admission is pay on the day £18 adults, £15 over-60s, £9 under-18s & FREE under-11s. Away travel is available for the fixture priced £40 adults/£32 accompanied under-16s, leaving Brindle Street at 7an.




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.



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