CHORLEY got themselves back to winning ways on Saturday afternoon, holding on to claim a 1-0 victory at the Tameside Stadium against Curzon Ashton.
The Magpies just about edged the first-half against Adam Lakeland’s side, Justin Johnson and Jack Hazlehurst with a couple of half-chances apiece.
Andy Preece’s side were eventually rewarded for their efforts just before the break, Justin Johnson slotting the ball under Cam Mason in goal after latching on to Jack Moore’s ball over the top.
Curzon Ashton wasted no time after the restart in their attempts to try and get back into the game but Matt Urwin continued to be relatively quiet in goal.
Justin Johnson (David Airey)
Harvey Smith prevented what looked an all but certain goal on the hour mark, blocking the ball away brilliantly.
The Nash, to their credit continued to press on but Chorley defended resolutely to claim a deserved three points on the day.
Curzon Ashton: Mason, Poscha, Matthews, Kenyon (Walker, 74’), Sinclair, Spencer, Storey (Mols, 50’), Hayhurst, Waring (Richards, 45’), Mahon, Barton
Chorley: Urwin, Henley, Ellis, Smith, Nolan, Whitehouse, Calverley, Moore, Ubaezonu (Britton 82’), Hazlehurst (Shenton 82’), Johnson (Blakeman, 85’)
Goalscorers: ⚽ Johnson (44’)
Cautions: 🟨 Hayhurst (40’), Richards (55’), Walker (79’), Henley (90+3’), Shenton (90+4’), Britton (90+6’), Urwin (90+7’)
Referee: Liam Corbett
Assistants: Peter Dingle and Lewis Mountain
Next Up: Runcorn Linnets F.C - FA Cup Second Round Qualifying
REACTION l Preecy’s Interview - Curzon Ashton vs Chorley
HIGHLIGHTS | Curzon Ashton 0 Chorley 1