Recap | Spennymoor Town (h)

February 14, 2024
Recap | Spennymoor Town (h)
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CHORLEY fought back from going a goal behind in the first-half to beat Spennymoor Town 2-1 under the lights at the Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Magpies struggled to settle into the game in the early stages and Max Dearnley was called into action early on, saving well from a cheeky flick that but for his hand was heading for the far-corner.

Spennymoor continued to look the more threatening side and were eventually rewarded for their efforts, MIKAEL NDJOLI slotting the ball calmly past Dearnley having been slipped in behind from Michael Ledger's through ball.

To their credit, the Magpies came out after the restart with bags of energy and Frankie Maguire was at the heart of that in midfield, driving through the middle at every opportunity to try and create opportunities for the home side.

Chorley would get themselves back on terms after 51 minutes though, CARLTON UBAEZUONU with his tenth league goal of the campaign - getting on the end of a Kieran Glynn through ball before initially trying to round James Montgomery then going on to gobble up the scraps to fire home into an empty net from a tight angle.

Donald Chimalilo gave the Magpies a scare minutes later but again Dearnley was on hand to keep his effort out. By this point though, the Magpies were well on top in the contest - four corners in quick succession leading up to MIKE CALVELEY planting a header into the far-corner from Adam Blakeman's delivery to give Andy Preece's side the lead.

Mike Calveley celebrates scoring the winning goal for the Magpies (David Airey)

From there it was all about managing the game for Chorley and it's fair to say they dealt with the Moors' pressure excellently, albeit without Graeme Lee's side really forcing Dearnley into action - leaving the Magpies to take home all three points on the night.

Chorley: Dearnley, Henley, Ellis (Smith, 80'), Wilson, Blakeman, Maguire, Glynn (Horbury, 77'), Calveley, Johnson (Nolan, 90'), Hazlehurst, Ubaezuonu. Unused: Brindle, Shenton.

Spennymoor Town: Montgomery, Staunton, Ross (Greenfield, 48'), Mbeka, Fielding, Ramshaw, Pollock, Chimalilo (McKeown, 70'), Ledger, Khouri (Harris, 87'), Ndjoli. Unused: James, Myers.

Goalscorers: Ndjoli (11'), Ubaezuonu (51'), Calveley (69')

Cautions: Maguire (36'), Horbury (83').

Referee: Matthew Scholes.

Assistants: Joe Cunningham & Matthew Moss.

Attendance: 558.

Up Next: We're at HOME again this Saturday to take on Southport in the Vanarama National League North. You can purchase your tickets at a cheaper rate ahead of the game, HERE. (HOME FANS).

Away tickets should be purchased HERE, as the match is segregated. 

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