Chorley fell to defeat on their travels on Saturday afternoon, conceding five to newly-promoted Rushall Olympic at Dales Lane.
Rushall had the ball in the back of the net early on through Andre Carvalho-Landell, only to be flagged for offside.
The Pics would eventually take the lead after 38 minutes through Daniel Waldron, a terrific strike into the far corner that even a fully outstretched Matt Urwin had no chance of keeping out.
Liam MacDonald’s side then doubled their lead four minutes later, Waldron again on the spot to tap in from close range after Urwin initially saved well from Ronan Maher.
Billy Whitehouse forces a save out of Jacob Weaver in goal (David Airey)
Chorley came out after the restart with work to do and to their credit, gave it a good go - Billy Whitehouse forcing Jacob Weaver into a smart save down low.
Rushall bagged their third on 65 minutes, Waldron completing his hat-trick in the process after the hosts broke away well from clearing a Chorley corner.
Waldron notched his fourth of the afternoon shortly after, his eighth goal of the season after capitalising on a mistake at the back - tapping in to an empty net.
The hosts then completed the rout with just over ten minutes to go, Luther Mukandafa squeezing it in from an acute angle from the left past Urwin.
Rushall Olympic: Weaver, Green, Hudson, Fletcher, Masidi, Clarke, Coyle, Moore (Tonks, 84’), Waldron (Skeen-Hamilton, 75’), Carvalho-Landell (Mukandafa, 77’), Maher. Unused: Cooper, Gosling.
Chorley: Urwin, Moore, Wilson (Shenton, 6’), Ellis, Blakeman, Whitehouse, Nolan, Calveley, Johnson, Hazlehurst (Popoola, 45’), Sampson (Moyo, 75’). Unused: Henley, Ubaezounu.
Goalscorers: Waldron (38’, 42’, 65’ 68’), Munakandafa (79’)
Cautions: Masidi (25’), A. Moore (45’+1), Ellis (66’), Carvalho-Landell (74’), Blakeman (74’).
Referee: H. Warner
Assistants: K. Chell & J. Cunningham
Next Up: We’re back at home to host South Shields this Tuesday at the Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium.