A second runout for a Chorley side made up mainly of young players and trialists resulted in an impressive 3-0 victory down the road at Euxton Villa.
In conditions markedly different to Tuesday at Garstang, Andy Preece’s side took charge of the game from the off and held a two goal lead at the break.
The opening tally was a literal net buster from Justin Johnson who lashed home into the top corner from a tight angle – the ball going straight through the net and into the crowd.
Soon after Johnson was involved again as the lead was doubled. The winger hammered a low effort against the base of the Euxton post, with the rebound put away clinically via the crossbar by Trialist 8.
Cian Spencer-McDermott in action (James Harrison)
There were changes aplenty across the second half as both teams made use of their extended pre-season benches.
This affected the flow of the game, but chances still came and went for both sides. The best of those fell to the hosts, who hit Ollie Green’s post midway through the half.
The final action came in injury time when Trialist 16 made light work of a lofted corner to head home the Magpies’ third and final goal of what was a good pre-season workout.
We saw more of what the lads are about today, and obviously the conditions were a lot more to everyone’s liking compared to our opening game. Euxton offered us a great test and we’ve learnt more about our young players, which will be invaluable moving forward into July – Andy Preece
Chorley Barry; Price-Jordan, Kampos-Green, Wilson (c), Trialist, Kay, Spencer-McDermott, Trialist, Scarborough, Hazlehurst, Johnson. Subs: Green, Lazaro, Birchall, Peel, Barker + Trialists
Next Up Our next scheduled friendly is on Tuesday, July 11 when we visit Longridge Town. Admission costs just £5 Adults; £3 65+; £2 12-18s; FREE accompanied u12s.e