Recap | Curzon Ashton (h)

December 23, 2023
Recap | Curzon Ashton (h)
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CHORLEY secured a deserved sixth consecutive home win on Saturday afternoon, beating Curzon Ashton 4-0 to stay third in the Vanarama National League North table for Christmas.

The Magpies started the game quickly and were rewarded for their early efforts, albeit fortuitously - Jordan Richards putting the ball into the back of his own net with six-minutes on the clock.

Andy Preece's side continued to be relentless in their press and that proved to be the undoing of The Nash - Johnson nipping in to win the ball in the final-third before a burst of pace towards goal, to then find MARCO RUS who took his chance confidently, slotting the ball perfectly into the bottom corner past Josh Ollerenshaw.

The first-half came to a close with little to note after Chorley’s second goal but game came back to life quickly after the break, Carlton Ubaezuonu excellently winning a penalty from Marcus Poscha’s lazy challenge, the former then stepped up to take the spot-kick but Ollerenshaw saved it, only to see the rebound smashed home by JOHNSON.

Justin Johnson slams home the rebound for Chorley's third goal (David Airey)

Chorley then went on to add a fourth before full-time, Ubaezuonu flicking it to David Moyo who took it towards goal brilliantly before teeing up JACK HAZLEHURST who finished cooly past Ollerenshaw from close range.

Chorley: Urwin, Moore, Smith, Ellis (Moyo, 77'), Blakeman, Nolan, Rus (Wilson, 75'), Calveley, Whitehouse, Ubaezuonu, Johnson (Hazlehurst, 67').

Curzon Ashton: Ollerenshaw, Poscha, Matthews, Kenyon, Sinclair, Storey (Mols, 67'), Hayhurst, Waring (Allen, 63'), Richards, Mahon (Spencer, 55'), Barton.

Goalscorers: ⚽ Richards (og) (6'), Rus (24'), Johnson (52'), Hazlehurst (86').

Caution: 🟨 Kenyon (29'), Ubaezuonu (57'), Richards (61'), Waring (62'), Poscha (64'), Smith (85').

Referee: Ben Robinson.

Assistants: Adewumni Soneye & James Neisbett.

Attendance: 1,021.

50/50 Draw: 3rd (09355), 2nd (09293), 1st (09318).

Next Up: We’re on the road again as we make the journey over to take on Spennymoor this Tuesday on Boxing Day - a 3pm kick-off.

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